The Chesterton High School Theatre Dept. will present the play, Twelve
Angry Jurors, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1, 2, and 3 at
7 p.m., and again on Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m. at the Chesterton High
There will be limited onstage seating, so people should get their tickets
early. Tickets will be sold the two weeks before in the CHS Main Office.
Ticket prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for students.
Cast members are Samantha Read as the Judge, Stelian Benus as the Clerk,
Lauren Hogan as the Guard, Joe Ponda as the Foreman and Jurors two though
12; respectively, Danny Vincent, Larissa Valdez, Anthony Rondinelli, Rachel
Kidder, Aliyah Caraballo, Liz Green, Kiera Quealy, Allison Granat, Adam
Kerr, Jeremy Vasquez and Layla Mooradian. The play is being directed by Doug
A trial is held and a jury must decide whether a 19-year old boy is guilty
or innocent. This one decision could lead to the boy’s death. The boy on
trial is accused of murdering his father by stabbing him with a switchblade
It seems that “he doesn’t stand a chance.” The evidence includes eyewitness
testimony that does not stand in his favor. As simple conversations turn
into arguments that turn into fights, the juror’s personal prejudices become
clear; biases and weaknesses alter their decision-making. Their anger,
indifference, and unreliable judgments cause them to skew the reality that
they ultimately hold a boy’s life in their hands.