“12 Incompetent Jurors” goes off without a hitch
Darby Theatre’s fall production was 12 Incompetent Jurors, a play based off of the book written by Ian McWethy. The show was performed on Friday, January 27th, and Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 pm. Senior Christian Hill was the Assistant Director of the show, and Senior Nicole Hunter was the Stage Manager.
The production is a parody of 12 Angry Men, a teleplay by Reginald Rose, and centers around twelve jurors who have to decide whether a man who stole six cats with overwhelming evidence against him is guilty or not. The play starts off with every single juror except for one believing that the catnapper is guilty except for juror eight, played by Freshman Joanie Shafer, and she slowly convinces the rest of the jury that the thief isn’t guilty at all.
There were seventeen total actors in the production, with some of the most prominent characters being played by Shafer and Senior Matthew Connell.
Shafer, who was very satisfied with the outcome of the play and has a speaking chorus role in the next Darby theatre production, played the role of eight, the juror who ends up persuading all eleven other jurors into believing the cat thief is innocent.
“My favorite part of being in 12 Incompetent Jurors is that everyone worked really hard to pull this show off and it was a really funny show,” Shafer continued with her love for acting, “[it] is something I would love to do for the rest of my life,” Shafer elaborated.
Darby Theatre’s next show, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” with the lead Senior Christian Hill will be performed on April 21st and 22nd at 7:00 pm, and April 23rd at 3:00 pm.