Maleny Players play it straight in rehearsals

Maleny Players play it straight in rehearsals

The Maleny Players are bringing Reginald Rose’s classic play ‘Twelve Angry Men’(adapted  by Sherman Sergel) to the stage.

This intense drama takes place in a hot, stuffy jury room. Twelve strangers are locked up together to decide on the guilt or innocence of a young man on trial for murder. It soon becomes clear that they are a very mixed bunch with different backgrounds and personalities..

The play is unusual in that almost all characters are on stage throughout. The tension rises as tempers fray and opinions swing back and forth.

Director Barry Harber commented that the play is not static. As in the film, the actors move about the room and converse in different configurations rather than just sitting at a table.

Performances will be in the intimacy of the Maleny Playhouse on Friday, August 10 at 7pm, Saturday, 11 at 2pm and 7pm, and  Sunday, 12 at 2pm. Tickets: $20 at Imelda’s on Maple Street, Maleny or www.malenyplayers.com/bookings