Arts and Culture, Theatre
12 Angry Women
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm
What would our justice system be like if women were the ones who were the key players? How would an all-women jury function, for instance?
That’s what 12 Angry Women presents. A dozen women are locked in the pressure-cooker of a jury-room, with the task of determining the fate of a young man on trial for murder. It’s literally a life-or-death decision, and it turns on the stab of a switch-blade.
The riveting jury-room drama 12 Angry Women will be staged, in-the-round, from April 26th to May 10th in four venues: Charlottetown, North Rustico, Summerside and Georgetown. It’s a production of ACT (a community theatre), directed by Terry Pratt. A life-or-death decision hinges on a switch-blade. The play features a dozen outstanding actors; their profiles can be seen on ACT’s Tumblr blog (https://actpei.tumblr.com).
There will be four performances in Charlottetown at the Beaconsfield Carriage House (West Street), hosted in association with Beaconsfield Historic House: the evenings of Friday 26 April, Saturday 27 April, and Sunday 28 April, plus a matinee on Saturday the 27th. On Thursday 2 May the play is at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. Then on Saturday 4 May it’s in the Eptek Gallery of Summerside’s Harbourfront complex. The final performance is Friday 10 May at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. Curtain time is 7:30 pm (2:00 for the April 27th matinee). It runs for 80 minutes, plus intermission.
Tickets are priced at a flat rate of $20 (plus box-office fees). Each venue has its own system for issuing tickets: