Stage Review

Twelve Angry Men (2006)

Details Opening Date: Sep 19, 2006; Lead Performance: Richard Thomas; Writer: Reginald Rose; Director: Scott Ellis

There's nothing flashy about this faithful retelling of Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose's classic story of a dozen men wrestling more with their own fears and prejudices than with matters of law. And that's precisely why it works. Richard Thomas brings Waltonian goodness to the role of a principled juror who tries to slow the wheels of justice before they crush a 16-year-old boy accused of patricide, and Cheers vet George Wendt, though woefully underused, packs a punch as the put-upon foreman. This is one jury-duty stint you won't try to get out of.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints

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