WHS drama club presents 'Twelve Angry Jurors'
The Whitefish High School drama club presents “Twelve Angry Jurors” on Nov. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre at the high school. Starring in the play are, from left, Carter Bechtle, Gavin Carmichael, Dashiell Schindler, Jackson Schindler, Cole Pickert and Holden Coleman. (Photo courtesy Scarlett Schindler)
The Whitefish High School Drama Club will be staging a production of the classic drama “Twelve Angry Jurors” on Nov. 4-6 at the Black Box Theatre at the high school.
The show tells the story of 12 jurors deliberating the the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. As tempers flare, disagreements ensue inside the small room where the jurors are convened. Will the jurors find the man guilty and send him to his death or will they revisit the evidence and vote for acquittal? This classic piece and it’s themes of class, bigotry and justice remains relevant even today.
“The students were beholden to the script from the first time we read it and seemed to really understand the importance and weight of the jurors’ responsibility of deciding a man’s guilt or innocence and therefore his fate,” says Scarlett Schindler, WHS drama coach who directed the show with co-coach Karla Scrafford. “These kids are sensitive and bright and that makes them terrific actors. They really know how to tell a story.”
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.