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Kentwood Players to Present 12 ANGRY WOMEN

Based on Reginald Rose’s Drama 12 Angry Men

 

March 28, 2019



Kentwood Players will present 12 ANGRY WOMEN, A national play reading of Reginald Rose’s Drama, 12 Angry Men on Saturday, April 6th at 2pm. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

The production is directed by Melodie S. Rivers and produced by Lynn Gutstadt for Kentwood Players participation in a national play reading event and by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Rhonda Angela Bruce, Wendy Colón, Ariella Salinas Fiore, Nancy Fleming, Charlotte Gunter, Sydney Holliday, Anne Klafter, Lezlie Moore, Angelique Nicole Porter, Janet Lee Rodriguez, Michele Selin, Dana Weisman, and Amy Witkowski.

Kentwood Players is participating in the national play reading of Reginald Rose’s drama “12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women” over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019. This production will be presented by 12,000 women across the country (at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers) who support the need for continuing towards gender equality and parity by using their voices to tell a story, make others think, and motivate others to action. This classic play speaks to the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system. After the TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN play reading at 2pm on Saturday, April 6 at the Westchester Playhouse, the League of Women Voters will host voter registration, encouraging cast and audience members to engage their own community to increase voter registration and turnout. There is no admission charge for the play reading; donations gratefully accepted.

Twelve Angry Men was adapted from Reginald Rose’s 1954 teleplay of the same name for the CBS Studio One television series. The success of the made-for-television courtroom drama resulted in a film adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet which was nominated for three Academy Awards, including “Best Director,” “Best Picture,” and “Best Screenplay.” The Broadway debut of Twelve Angry Men came 50 years after CBS aired the play, opening on October 28, 2004. It ran for 328 performances and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including “Best Revival of a Play,” “Best Actor in a Play,” and “Best Direction of a Play.” In the story, a 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case -until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts.

For more information about Kentwood Players including the current production and upcoming auditions, visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

THE FACTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR LISTING

WHO: Kentwood Players presents 12 ANGRY WOMEN, A national play reading of Reginald Rose’s Drama, 12 Angry Men. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

WHAT: Kentwood Players is participating in the national play reading of Reginald Rose’s drama “12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women” over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019. This production will be presented by 12,000 women across the country (at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers) who support the need for continuing towards gender equality and parity by using their voices to tell a story, make others think, and motivate others to action. This classic play speaks to the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system. After the TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN play reading at 2pm on Saturday, April 6 at the Westchester Playhouse, the League of Women Voters will host voter registration, encouraging cast and audience members to engage their own community to increase voter registration and turnout.

WHEN: Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Performance dates are Saturdays April 6th at 2pm at Westchester Playhouse.

WHERE: The performance will take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

HOW: There is no admission charge for the play reading; donations gratefully accepted. To make reservations, please email the box office at boxoffice@kentwoodplayers.org or call (310) 645-5156. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. **Our box office gets a large number of calls. Please note that all voicemail messages will be answered in the order they are received.**

 

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