Four men physically restrain an angry man who lunges with fists clenched toward another man in a jury room.
Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Twelve Angry Men

A Classic American Drama

date January 18, 2019 — February 17, 2019
duration ~2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
rating Recommended for 12 and older.
accessibility Accessible

Behind closed doors, tensions run high as a lone juror argues the innocence of a teenager accused of murder. In this provocatively resonant American drama, 12 jurors from all strata of society revisit the evidence, debate the issue of reasonable doubt and confront each other’s personal biases.

Broadway director Sheldon Epps ignites a conversation about how prejudice obstructs the quest for justice.

This production is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended©.


Artistic Team

Writer Reginald Rose
Director Sheldon Epps
Scenic Design Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
Costume Design Wade Laboissonniere
Lighting Design Dan Covey
Sound Design John Gromada
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Julia Singer
Casting Patrick Pearson

Cast

Headshot of actor Bur Ajueyitsi.

Bru Ajueyitsi

Fifth Juror

Headshot for actor Christopher Bloch.

Christopher Bloch

Fourth Juror

Headshot of actor Eric Hissom.

Eric Hissom

First Juror/Foreman

Headshot for actor Erik King.

Erik King

Eighth Juror

Headshot of actor Sean-Maurice Lynch

Sean-Maurice Lynch

Second Juror

Headshot for actor Brandon McCoy

Brandon McCoy

Twelfth Juror

Jason B. McIntosh

Sixth Juror

Headshot of actor Lawrence Redmond.

Lawrence Redmond

Seventh Juror

Headshot of actor Michael Russotto.

Michael Russotto

Third Juror

Headshot of Actor Bueka Uwemedimo.

Bueka Uwemedimo

Eleventh Juror

Headshot of actor Craig Wallace.

Craig Wallace

Ninth Juror

Headshot for actor Elan Zafir.

Elan Zafir

Tenth Juror

From the Gallery

Four men physically restrain an angry man who lunges with fists clenched toward another man in a jury room.

Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Six men stand with arms raised in a vote of “not guilty” while another man stares, in an intimidating way, in the face of one of the voters.

Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Three men stand in a jury room. The man in the middle (actor Michel Russotto) raises a finger while expressing his thoughts about a murder case.

Left to Right: Eric Hissom (Juror One), Michael Russotto (Juror Three) and Erik King (Juror Eight) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Four men stand in a jury room, where other jurors are seated. A white man in a ballcap (actor Lawrence Redmond) yells in the face of a black man (actor Bueka Uwemedimo) with whom he disagrees.

Lawrence Redmond (Juror Seven) and Bueka Uwemedimo (Juror Eleven) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Six men stand in a jury room as heated words are exchanged between two jurors (actors Lawrence Redmond and Bueka Uwemedimo). A foreman (actor Eric Hissom) stands between the two men, attempting to deescalate the flight.

Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Twelve male jurors and one female police officer stand scattered in different areas of a jury room. Three men are seated at a large oval table while others stand looking out windows or seated on benches.

Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Five jurors look toward another juror who sits on a bench with his hand placed on his chest.

Michael Russotto, Christopher Bloch, Lawrence Redmond (seated), Sean-Maurice Lynch (seated), Erik King and Bueka Uwemedimo (seated) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Sheldon Epps. Photo by Scott Suchman.

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"Riveting! The verdict is in: 'Twelve Angry Men,' that iconic courtroom drama, still remains compelling storytelling."
– Maryland Theatre Guide
"Spirited! A pleasingly glossy production! This production … has been buffed to a smooth professional sheen. Several standout turns, from the likes of Michael Russotto, Erik King, Christopher Bloch, Bueka Uwemedimo and Elan Zafir."
– The Washington Post
"Timeless! Effective direction, clear vision and fine casting. 'Twelve Angry Men' is becoming America’s version of Shakespearean drama that can be molded and remolded for new generations and new audiences without losing its power to help us locate our better angels."
– DC Metro Theater Arts
"New resonance and immediacy! The current production at Ford's Theatre is an important message, a provocative reminder, and a great night of theater."
– Broadway World
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– K Street Magazine

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