Second Audition date:
2pm, SUNDAY, 14 JULY at the Theatre
12 Angry Men
by Reginald Rose, directed by Ross Anderson
SEASON: 27 September to 5 October 2019
For those of you who couldn't make it last weekend, we will be hosting a second audition for 12 Angry Men at TheatreWorks: 2pm on Sunday the 14th of July.Some roles have been cast, but there are a number still available. For more information on these roles please Email us on
The audition will involve sight readings from the script with others who are auditioning. You do not need to prepare in advance, but some knowledge of the play is useful. If you cannot make the auditions but are still interested, or you have further questions, please contact us on
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ABOUT THE PLAY:
Rose's classic courtroom drama, best known from the 1957 film. The story takes place entirely in the jury room, where the jurors have to reach a verdict in a case where a young man is accused of murdering his own father. The dissenting juror 8 sows the seed of reasonable doubt and argues to get his fellow jurors to view the evidence objectively.
Note: This production will be cast with female and male jurors.
These notes are from the script. As always, there is room for discretion with exact ages.
35 years old. Assistant high school football coach. A small, petty man who is at first wary of, and then impressed with the authority he has. Handles himself quite formally. Not overly bright, but dogged.
38 years old. Bank clerk. A meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.
JUROR #3 :
40 years old. Head of a messenger service. A very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism. A humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own, and accustomed to forcing his wishes and views upon others.
50 YEARS OLD. Stockbroker. A man of wealth and position. A practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. Seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. His only concern is with the facts in this case and he is appalled with the behavior of the others. - Constantly preening himself, combing his hair, cleaning his nails, etc.
25 years old. Mechanic. A naive, very rightened young man who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor.
33 years old. Housepainter. An honest, but dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to and digest and accept these opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.
42 years old. Salesman. A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than on a jury. He is quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing. He is a bully, and, of course, a coward.
42 years old. Architect, A quiet, thoughtful, gentle man. A man who sees many sides to every question and constantly seeks the truth. A man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all a man who wants justice to be done, and will fight to see that it is.
70 years old. Retired. A mild, gentle old man, long since defeated by life, and now merely waiting to die. A man who recognizes himself for what he is, and mourns the
days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years. From the way he takes pills whenever he is excited, it is obvious that he has a heart condition.
JUROR #10: 46 years old. Garage owner. An angry, bitter man. A
man who antagonizes almost at sight. A bigot who places no values on any human life save his own. A man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within him. He has a bad cold and continually blows his nose, sniffs a Benzedrine inhaler., etc.
JUROR #11: 48 years old. Watchmaker. A refugee from Europe who has
come to this country in 1941. A man who speaks with an accent and who is ashamed, jumble, almost subservient to the people around him, but a man who will honestly seek justice because he has suffered through so much injustice.
30 years old. Advertising man. A slick, bright advertising man who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, and has no real understanding of people. A superficial snob, but trying to be a good fellow. Throughout the film he doodles on a scratch pad.
THE JUDGE; THE COURT CLERK; THE GUARD; THE TWO ALTERNATE JURORS
AUDITIONS will be script-in-hand readings.
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Note to auditionees: Mairangi Players is a community theatre group. All performers are requested to become paid members of Mairangi Players, and you may be asked to provide a plate for Gala night.
Anyone attending our drama classes is automatically a member of the club.
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