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Twelve Angry Men: A Perfect Performance For The Times We Live In

October 12, 2023

In the world of theater, some productions have the uncanny ability to transcend time and remain relevant throughout the ages. "Twelve Angry Men" is undoubtedly one such masterpiece. As the Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts gears up to present this timeless classic from October 21st through November 5th, theater enthusiasts and newcomers alike can expect an unforgettable experience that mirrors the complexities of our own society.

The play, originally written by Reginald Rose and adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel, delves into the intense deliberations of a jury in a homicide trial. A dozen diverse jurors must decide the fate of a young man accused of murdering his abusive father. While this might sound like a simple courtroom drama, "Twelve Angry Men" transcends the genre, becoming a microcosm of the human condition itself.

At its heart, this production explores themes of justice, prejudice, empathy, and the power of individual conviction. What sets it apart is the intense scrutiny of each character's morality, motivations, and biases. As the jurors grapple with the life-and-death decision before them, they reveal their own prejudices and vulnerabilities, forcing us to confront our own preconceptions.

The cast of jurors assembled for this performance is a diverse and talented group of actors who promise to bring these complex characters to life:

Michael Schenker (Juror #1): As a psychologist by day, Michael Schenker brings a unique perspective to the role. With a history of memorable performances, his return to the stage is highly anticipated.

Francis Allen (Juror #2): With recent accolades for his acting prowess, Francis is a seasoned performer who adds depth and authenticity to the ensemble.

Ben Prayz (Juror #3): Ben has an impressive array of credits in South Florida and the Northeast, including theater, film, and commercials. His debut with PPTOPA promises to be a memorable one.

Rick Prada (Juror #4): Returning to PPTOPA, Rick's previous roles showcase his versatility, making him a standout choice for Juror #4.

Nicholas Palazzo (Juror #5): Nicholas's past roles demonstrate his range, and his excitement for "Twelve Angry Men" is palpable.

Jeff Burleson (Juror #6): A newcomer to South Florida, Jeff's prior roles have earned him acclaim in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and his Florida debut is sure to be memorable.

Jack Stein (Juror #7): Making his debut with PPTOPA, Jack brings a wealth of experience from Washington, DC, and a background as a clinical social worker, adding a unique perspective to the production.

James Skiba (Juror #8): James's enthusiasm for his dream role shines through, and his previous credits reveal his talent and passion for theater.

David Hoffman (Juror #9): Pursuing his acting dream at the age of 75, David's journey from librarian to actor is inspiring, and his dedication to the craft is evident.

Bob Sharkey (Juror #10): With a background in theater and film, Bob's credits include notable productions, making him a valuable addition to the cast.

Don Bearden (Juror #11): A graduate of the Professional Actors' Training Program, Don brings a wealth of experience and a long list of roles to his PPTOPA debut.

Richard Weinstock (Juror #12): With a wide range of local theater roles under his belt, Richard's involvement as a member of PPTOPA's Board of Directors is a testament to his dedication to the craft.

The chemistry and synergy among these jurors promise to create a captivating and thought-provoking experience for the audience. As they navigate the complexities of the case, the actors will delve deep into their characters, bringing them to life with authenticity and emotion.

"Twelve Angry Men" will be performed at the Susan B. Katz Theater at River of Grass ArtsPark, providing an intimate setting that will draw the audience into the gripping drama unfolding on stage. The show runs for approximately two hours, offering a thrilling and immersive experience that will keep theatergoers on the edge of their seats.

In a time when society is grappling with issues of justice, prejudice, and the power of individual conviction, "Twelve Angry Men" remains as relevant as ever. This production promises to serve as a mirror to our own society, challenging us to confront our biases and preconceptions. It is a perfect performance for the times we live in, encouraging us to question, reflect, and ultimately, seek the truth.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness this exceptional cast in action. Mark your calendars for the performance dates, and secure your tickets early to ensure you don't miss out on what promises to be a powerful and unforgettable theatrical experience:

Saturday, October 21st 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21st 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22nd 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22nd 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 27th 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28th 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28th 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29th 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, November 3rd 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5th 2023, 1:00 p.m.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: $35.00
Industry/Students/Seniors (62+): $25.00

As the curtain rises on this riveting production, prepare to be captivated, challenged, and moved by the timeless themes and exceptional talent on display. "Twelve Angry Men" is not just a play; it's a profound exploration of the human condition that will leave a lasting impact on all who experience it.

The Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts invites you to immerse yourself in the world of "Twelve Angry Men" and witness a perfect performance for the times we live in.

For more information and to secure your tickets, visit: - Or call: (954) 890-1868.

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