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Curtain Call Performs 12 Angry Jurors

by Office of Marketing | May 23, 2013

Curtain Call Performs 12 Angry Jurors

If you missed 12 Angry Jurors, then you missed an outstanding theatrical performance. In April, Curtain Call – the student-led drama club at Valley Forge Christian College – featured an impressive adaptation of the renowned play 12 Angry Men.
 
This intense story about a murder trial and its twelve jurors was recapped in the production's "playbill" as summarized below:

Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted from the teleplay Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, is a dramatic production centered on guilt, innocence, and the measure of a human life. 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 to ask questions that open the others’ eyes to different possibilities. As testimonies and evidence are re-examined, arguments grow heated, tempers are short and each juror reveals the true nature of his or her character. A verdict must be reached but can each of the twelve angry jurors put aside his or her individual prejudices to make the final life or death decision?
 
A talented cast of 15 VFCC students performed this production with a high degree of skill. Leading the way with extraordinary performances were sophomores Chris McNaney (Juror Number 8) and Myke Smith (Juror Number 3). These two, with an impressive showcase of emotion and sincerity, seamlessly captured the attention of audience members, who could not help but be drawn into the gripping plot. 
 
Fans of the original 12 Angry Men would have been pleased with Curtain Call’s variation of the 1950s teleplay. In addition, the cast successfully impressed newcomers to this intense story. Director Lindsay Merkel '09 and Assistant Director, student Loren Metallo, did an exceptional job leading the cast to a successful closing production for the 2012-2013 academic year.
 
Curtain Call truly highlighted their skills to the VFCC community this year – with two impressive productions and a number of performances by Activate Improv Ministry (which falls under the umbrella of Curtain Call). It is evident that God has placed many talented students within the group. Be sure to look for upcoming drama events here at VFCC in the 2013 fall semester.

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