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Twelve Angry Women

Twelve Angry Women

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

Product Code: T43000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 12w., 1 m. or w. and 2 offstage voices (or combined for a mixed cast.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock


A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry people. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code T43000
  • Cast Size 15
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 70 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871294012
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Student audience member Will Kinder: "This play made me think for myself as I developed my own opinion as to what happened." Director Cynthia King: "Running the show without an intermission gave the actors a great challenge for focus and great opportunity for character development.""
Review by Cynthia King, Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
"This is a gritty, passionate play that allowed us to showcase a diverse range of emotions. Tempers flared from passive-agressive to bare-clawed, bare-toothed rage. With themes of bigotry and class struggle that are as relevant today as when the play was written, this touching drama kept audiences on the edge of their seats."
Review by Robert Keim, Red Creek High School, Red Creek, N.Y.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We presented this piece in the round for a more intimate experience! It brought the audience right into the jury room."
Tip by Rick Tryzbiak, NW Penn Collegiate Academy, Erie, Pa.
"[I] found an interesting way to handle the two-knife bit. I placed a one-foot wide flat immediately DS of the DL doorway. Behind the muslin, I installed two soft carwash sponges with a plywood backing. Both characters jammed "fake" switch knife into wallÑwith sponges holding them from falling out."
Tip by Greg Bittick, Florence High School, Florence, Ariz.
"We used small stage in a large group instruction areaÑintimacy was a huge plus. A few historical prints, a flagÑall set!"
Tip by Sheila Thompson, Yorkville High School, Yorkville, Ill.
"We used the round theatre format. The audience loved it and felt like they were really a part of the story."
Tip by Renee Burton/Dorian Myers, Power APAC School, Jackson, Miss.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Whitney Fine Arts Theater Minneapolis Minnesota 10/24/2018 10/27/2018
William Cullen Bryant High School Long Island City New York 11/15/2018 11/16/2018
Balcony Ballroom Salisbury Missouri 11/9/2018 11/11/2018
Porter Ridge High School Indian Trail North Carolina 1/25/2019 1/26/2019
North Paulding High School Dallas Georgia 11/10/2018 11/10/2018
Saint Basil Academy Jenkintown Pennsylvania 11/16/2018 11/17/2018
Palace Playhouse Georgetown Texas 12/13/2018 12/16/2018
William Workman High City Of Industry California 2/13/2019 2/16/2019
Presentation of Mary Academy Methuen Massachusetts 11/16/2018 11/17/2018
Kennard-dale Hs Fawn Grove Pennsylvania 11/16/2018 11/17/2018
Ursuline Academy Dedham Massachusetts 11/9/2018 11/10/2018
The Producers Club New York New York 11/10/2018 11/11/2018
Grier School Birmingham Pennsylvania 11/15/2018 11/16/2018
Warde Conference Center Omaha Nebraska 5/3/2019 5/5/2019
Institute of Notre Dame Baltimore Maryland 2/22/2019 2/23/2019


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