Hammond Theatre Presents: 12 Angry Jurors

By Makayla Buecker and Sheely Edwards
Staff Writers

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The cast of 12 Angry Jurors will perform from November 9-11. Photo Credit: Jack Buzard

The full cast list for Hammond Theatre’s fall play, 12 Angry Jurors was announced via email on September 11. Mrs. Tobiason, the theatre teacher at Hammond, announced the play, 12 Angry Jurors, and the winter musical, The Wedding Singer, at the theatre banquet on May 22. Auditions for the main roles of Jurors #3, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 were held during the summer on June 9th. Auditions for the roles of Foreman, Jurors #2, 4, 5, 6, 10, Guard, Judge, and Clerk were held on September 6, 2017.

Cast List

Foreman – Grace Quade

Two – Armonie Lane, Nya Stevens

Three – KayleeMcDonald

Four – Daniel Quinter

Five – Kenneth Apana-Korley, Riley de Leeuw

Six – Sarah Meklir, Sydney Phillips

Seven – Eric Hyrniewicz

Eight – Olivia Irby

Nine – Kayelee Wisdom

Ten – Carlos O’Ryan

Eleven – Chinaza Ezeh, Lexi Wakefield

Twelve – Joshua Olujide

Guard – Ella Martin, Nhi Nguyen

Judge – Special guests

Clerk – Bright Kofi Gyamfi, Evan Jacobs

Understudies – Nhi Nguyen (Eight), Ella Martin (Three)

Kaylee Wisdom, the actress who auditioned and secured the role of Juror Nine over the summer, is looking forward to the opportunity “to connect to people with the same interests as me and I can get to know some of the younger classmen better.” When asked what makes 12 Angry Jurors different from previous plays she’s been in, Wisdom explained “…the actors are on stage the whole time, no one is leaving the stage and hanging out backstage, so we have to be engaged.” 12 Angry Jurors is about the trial of a 19-year-old man charged with the stabbing of his father. At first the case seems straight-forward and the verdict obvious, but as the case becomes more and more personal the twelve strangers become twelve angry jurors. Performances will be on November 9 and 10 at 7pm and November 11 at 2pm and 7pm.

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