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‘12 Angry Men’ slated for Lewisburg performances

LEWISBURG — RiverStage concedes that the title “12 Angry Men” is a bit misleading.

Based in Lewisburg, the RiverStage Community Theatre holds open auditions for its 2021-22 “season” opener on Sept. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the Geenspace Center, 815 Market St., or the old Lewisburg Area High School.

Derek Scott directs the Reginald Rose classic, but emphasizes that RiverStage is seeking both men and women to complete the cast.

RiverStage President Jove Graham notes that because the show was originally scheduled for April 2020, then rescheduled twice. The production was auditioned and cast before the pandemic shut all venues down.

Therefore, the roles of the bailiff and jurors 1, 8 and 9 have been retained by those previously selected for these parts.

“However, we are still looking for new actors or actresses for all remaining roles,” Graham said.

Originally a live television special and later a popular 1957 film, the tense drama follows a gripping debate in a behind-the-scenes jury deliberation, as a 18-year-old defendant faces death if convicted in what appears to be an open-and-shut murder trial.

With all COVID restrictions in place for cast, staff and patrons, RiverStage’s production of “12 Angry Men” will be presented on Nov. 5 – 14 at the Greenspace Center.

Seating for “12 Angry Men” (and all of RiverStage’s 2021–22 productions) is General Admission.

Individual tickets and season subscriptions are currently available: 570-989-0898 or visit www.riverstagetheatre.org.

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