12
by Nelson McIntyre Collegiate Student Writers' Guild
NMC Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
V.3 - Alto - Portage Place 
12 is inspired by Reginald Rose’s classic courtroom play 12 Angry Men. We open as a high school goes into emergency lockdown. Twelve students are forced into a room to wait out whatever is happening. A social media firestorm erupts as students theorize who is terrorizing their school, and focus accusations on one in particular. Inside the room, all but one are convinced of his guilt. If the truth is to come out, the one standing alone must convince the 11 others to consider the facts, and not just what they see on their screens.

Cast:
Anis Zeid, Logan Wiebe, Leon Gozho, Grace McPherson, Kaitlyn McKenzie, Brennon Elson, Anthony Zuniga, Alyson Doiron, Morgan Bevridge-Mandamin, Jacky Pan, Chloe Gate, Laine Perring, Brandy Cook

  
Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers

Genre:
Play-Drama

Audience:
Parental Guidance

No warnings

Thu July 18 3:45 PM
Sat July 20 5:15 PM
Sun July 21 9:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Tue July 23 1:45 PM
Thu July 25 7:00 PM
Fri July 26 2:00 PM
Sat July 27 11:00 PM

12

NMC Theatre—Alto – Portage Place

12 is a retelling of 12 angry men, with the jurors replaced by teens trying to determine the identity of the student forcing the school into an active shooter lockdown. Reducing what could be a fairly lengthy review with an evocative sentence, 12 is a high school production, for all the good and bad that implies. The actors were inexperienced, and the script featured a few too many preaching soliloquies. A few moments stood out very powerfully, and the core of a fantastic show exists, but it definitely required more work and experience before reaching that level.

Josh Fidelak