El Camino College Theatre Department to Present "12 Angry Jurors"
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El Camino College Theatre Department to Present "12 Angry Jurors"

The El Camino College Theatre Department will host several performances of the courthouse drama "12 Angry Jurors," a character study on the intricacies and challenges of the U.S. justice system. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11; 3 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12; and 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Campus Theatre.

The play, based on the 1954 teleplay "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose, tells the story of a New York jury that must decide whether to reach a guilty verdict and sentence a 19-year-old defendant to death. In this seminal classic, jurors reveal biases, weaknesses and strengths as they deliberate the case.

Scott Alan Smith, director of "12 Angry Jurors," will host an "Audience Talk Back" session following the Nov. 5 matinee performance. ECC professor Ray Lewis, who teaches Administration of Justice courses, will moderate the audience discussion with the director and cast. Professor Lewis will engage the audience and discuss the American legal system as it relates to the play, in addition to conducting a question-and-answer period with the audience, the director and the actors.

Tickets for the performance range from $10-$15 and may be purchased online at centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The Campus Theatre is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

October 31, 2017