Twelve Angry Men unfolds in a New York City courtroom on a sweltering August evening as a jury is filed into a deliberation room. They are tasked with determining the verdict in a murder case in which a young man is accused of killing his father and faces the death penalty if found guilty. These dozen nameless men find themselves in the role of potential executioner, but first they must face themselves, their biases and their own sense of justice. What starts as an open-and-shut case soon twists into an edge of your seat drama as each juror begins to question how he should cast their vote.
This powerful and engaging production will be presented with a cast of 6 black and 6 white actors.
First created as a 1954 teleplay for the Studio One anthology television series, TWELVE ANGRY MEN was aired as a CBS live production on September 20, 1954. The following year, it was adapted by Rose as a stage play. In 1957 it was rewritten again as a feature film and directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, the film received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Over the years, the play has received several noted revivals including a 2004 Broadway production starring Boyd Gaines and Philip Bosco and a 2007 US national tour starring George Wendt and Richard Thomas. And in 1997, TWELVE ANGRY MEN returned to the small screen in a new adaptation directed by William Friedkin, which included some modernizations to the script, and a cast led by George C. Scott and James Gandolfini.
By Reginald Rose via the Pasadena Playhouse
The history and culture of Pasadena is at your finger tips with the following tours. Experience architecturally rich tours, satisfy your taste buds, and explore iconic landmarks.
Experience the charming history, architecture, and folklore of historic Old Pasadena while feasting upon culinary delights from neighborhood eateries. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.
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Learn about local movie locations, architecture, grand estates, cultural landmarks, and famous residents. Tours Thurs.–Sun. Custom tours available daily.
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The iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, a National Historic Landmark, will begin offering guided tours in May 2013. Sports fans will be able to explore the revered field, visit the locker rooms, press boxes and suites, and even enjoy lunch on the field. The stadium, built in 1922, is home to the annual Rose Bowl Game and UCLA Bruins football team. Seating over 90,000, the stadium has hosted more NFL Super Bowls than any other stadium in America, Olympic soccer matches, Men’s and Women’s World Cup Finals, the BCS National College Football Championship game, and a wide variety of concerts. The Rose Bowl Stadium is currently undergoing a $200 million renovation that is scheduled for completion by January 1, 2014.
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Twenty years ago at Harvard University, the Longitude Symposium brought together 500 collectors, restorers, dealers, academics, curators and people from 17 countries interested in the history of time measurement. The proceedings led to the publication of Dava Sobel’s well-known book, Longitude, which told the story of John Harrison’s 18th century quest to develop a timepiece accurate enough to determine a ship’s east-west position beyond sight of land.
November 7-9, 2013 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, another epic conference will take place. Titled “Time for Everyone: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Public Time”, the program opens with a presentation, “The Time of Our Lives” by William J.H. Andrewes, creator and driving force behind the Longitude Symposium. The weekend features renowned speakers from various disciplines -- physics, astrobiology, neuroscience, history and horology -- culminating in Saturday evening’s banquet keynote address by Bill Phillips, 1997 Nobel Laureate, on “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe”.
Speakers specifically on clock and watch history include writer Dava Sobel on “The Bell and the Clock: The Need for Public Time”, Jonathan Betts, curator at Royal Greenwich Observatory; Chris Bailey, former curator of the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut; Chris McKay on “The Great Age of the Tower Clock”, and Thomas O’Brien of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, on “Atomic Clock: Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?”.
Speakers on broader concepts include Sean Carroll of Caltech on “The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time”, Edwin Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, on “Advent and Evolution of the Calendar”, and David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine, on “Time and the Brain”.
“Time for Everyone”, this year’s Ward Francillon Time Symposium sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, expects as many as 500 international attendees with common interests in time and its measurement. From astronomical cycles to biological evolution, from ancient clocks to Rolex wristwatches and smartphones, timekeeping has regulated human existence from its earliest origins. This symposium will focus on timekeeping history and its importance to our lives today.Program details and registration information are available on-line at www.timeforeveryone.org or from a printed brochure which can be requested by calling Bob Frishman at 978-475-5001.
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