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12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose

DIRECTOR: Tudor Lucanu
SCENOGRAPHY: Adrian Damian
LIGHT DESIGN: Jenel Moldovan
PRODUCED BY: Lucian Blaga National Theater, Cluj Napoca, 2015;
PHOTOS BY: Nicu Cherciu

Twelve men are locked in a room to decide the faith of a man trialed for the murder of his father. All the evidence incriminates him. The vote of the 12 jurors regarding his guilt or innocence must be unanimous. Can the 12 jurors be objective in this trial? Did all the facts presented actually happen? People are reluctant to admit that perhaps they did not fully understand what they had seen or heard. Each time someone suggests they have been deceived by appearances or that they have overlooked significant details, they will most likely ignore these suggestions and stick to their original opinions for as long as possible. One last solution is to take a closer look at all the details. As the 12 jurors begin to know themselves, we, the audience, begin to see ourselves in them. Sometimes careless, sometimes too radical, or driven by strong personal feelings, sometimes hasty, sometimes unwilling to question the facts presented. But we are also patient, willing to do justice and offer our help. "It’s very hard to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And no matter where you run into it, prejudice obscures the truth " 

Tudor Lucanu

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