The 1950’s classic drama where a young man’s life hangs on the balance of the jury as they deliberate whether he is guilty or not.
Kenmor Theatre – 130 7th Street Morden
- Friday, December 8 — 7:30 PM
- Saturday, December 9 — 7:30 PM
- Sunday, December 10 — 3:30 PM
Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance
Candlewick Productions is thrilled to announce their fall Kenmor Classic Players’ stage presentation of “Twelve Angry Men”, the classic literature piece by playwright Reginald Rose.
The play relates the story of a jury sequestered for a murder trial in the mid 1950’s. Originally released as a movie in 1957, it was critically acclaimed and nominated for several Academy Awards.
Producer Richard Klassen is thrilled to be staging this show in the Kenmor Theatre in Morden this fall. When asked what he was most looking forward to in producing the piece, Klassen answered “the fantastic actors which have gathered as well as the dynamic nature of the play together promise to make for a great experience.” Klassen also added that this particular play has been on his “bucket list” for many years. “Often we didn’t do it because of the number of actors required…so it’s great to see all these guys get together in this way”
Cast selection took place in September, and the players have been attending rehearsals since the beginning of October. Staying true to the original movie, the cast is composed solely of male actors, as the setting of New York did not allow women on federal juries until 1968. The audience will witness the jurors deliberating the guilt or innocence of a 19 year old defendant. And as the discussion continues, emotions and tempers flare, and the personalities of each juror are put on display not only to the audience, but to each other as well.
Chuck Fefchak and Eric Buhr co-direct the play, as well as play a role as one of the jurors. When asked about the show, Fefchak said “This has been a project I’ve wanted to do for years, and with this cast, it’s going to be amazing. I’m very excited to be a part of a show on that really makes audiences sit up and take notice”
Eric Buhr is no stranger to the stage in this area, having taken part in many shows over the past 10 years, but this is his first time in a directorial capacity. When asked of this new challenge, Buhr said, “The greatest challenge will be figuring how to move these actors on stage within the dynamics of the play”. He added, ” I’m looking forward to working with an exceptional cast, bringing these deep characters to life”. The show is a dramatical masterpiece, somewhat different than the classic comedies for which Candlewick has become known. The plot and the theme of the show promise to make audiences feel the tension in the proceedings, and appreciate the individual opinions portrayed by the jurors. As the deliberations come to a climax , one will certainly realize that this play has been aptly titled. The production opens in Morden at the Kenmor Theatre with evening shows on December 8 and 9, with a finale matinee on Sunday, December 10.
- Andrew Doerksen (Steinbach)
- Ian Wiebe (Plum Coulee)
- Mat Pilgrim (Zhoda)
- Jeff Franz (Morden)
- Quentin Stoesz (Winkler)
- Eric Buhr (Miami)
- Liam Klassen (Morden)
- Darren Kehler (Winkler)
- Rob Riddell (Miami)
- Chuck Fefchak (Morden)
- Santiago Larrauri (Morden)
- Steve Friesen (Morden)
- Xander Klassen (La Riviere)
- Alex Klages (Morden)
- Adults: $20 Advance / $25 Day-of-Performance Ticket
- Youth (17 & under): $15 Advance / $18 Day-of-Performance Ticket
- Advance Ticket prices are until the day before the selected date of performance
Tickets are available:
- Online (select and pay for your tickets online)
- Phone 204-822-7469 (to make arrangements over the phone)
- At the Door (cash, debit, MC accepted)
- Please note that on the date of performance, online ticket availability is active only until 2 hrs prior to the show to allow for the Box Office to prepare for the evening.
- If not “Sold Out,” Tickets will be available at the door on the date of performance.
Candlewick wishes to thank our sponsors: Access Credit Union, Comte Industries, Eagleye Printing and Design, GTP Accountants, MMJS Law Office, Vern’s Carpets