Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this GrouponLive deal for two general-admission tickets to one of three versions of Twelve Angry Jurors, presented by UpStage Theatre at Lambert Hall (a $30 value). Choose from the following performances, each at 8 p.m.:
- Twelve Angry Men on Friday, May 18
- Twelve Angry Men on Saturday, May 19
- Twelve Angry Women on Friday, May 25
- Twelve Angry Women on Saturday, May 26
- Twelve Angry Jurors on Friday, June 1
- Twelve Angry Jurors on Saturday, June 2
A young man from the wrong side of the tracks is on trial for a murder he might not have committed. It's up to 12 men, 12 women, or a coed dozen to sort out truth from emotion in the nonprofit, all-volunteer UpStage Theatre's three takes on classic courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. Based on the 1954 television play and hit 1957 film starring Henry Fonda, the story peers deeply into the souls of citizens from all walks of life trapped in tense deliberation. As the action unfolds, the members of the jury, all saddled with conflicting personalities and prejudices, arrive on the verge of delivering a guilty verdict. But when one dissenting voice stirs up a reasonable doubt, emotions run amok and build to a heart-stopping final verdict. In the interim fills the historic brick and stained-glass architecture of Lambert Hall with gasps while leaving fingernail marks in its armrests.