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The cast of FTC’s “12 Angry Men” perform recently in Fredericksburg. This weekend’s performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South.

 

This weekend will be the final three performances for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s fall drama, “12 Angry Men.” 

“We are thrilled with the audience response to this classic play,” said FTC Executive Director Steve Reily. “Every performance has ended with a rousing standing ovation. Many of our patrons are saying it is the finest drama we have ever produced.”

Reily went on to praise the acting in the show. 

“Much of the acting in ‘12 Angry Men’ is exceptional,” Reily said. “This is not marketing hyperbole. I can proudly and highly recommend this production.”

First produced for television in 1954, “12 Angry Men” was adapted from Reginald Rose’s teleplay into a 1957 motion picture starring Henry Fonda and directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards and is recognized by the American Film Institute as the “87th Best Film of the Last 100 Years.” Rose eventually adapted the screenplay for the stage, where it has become a standard of the American theater, produced by numerous professional and community theaters every year. The play has been produced on Broadway several times, most recently in 2004. Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott and James Gandolfini starred in a remake for television in 1997 directed by William Friedkin.

Cast in the FTC production are Joel Keefer as the Foreman, Paul Flett as Juror 2, Caleb Straus as Juror 3, Daniel Hofmann as Juror 4, Eric Kildahl as Juror 5, Esteban Garza as Juror 6, Ron Rickerhauser as Juror 7, J.D Cole as Juror 8, William Sadd as Juror 9, Bill Joseph as Juror 10, Robert Menking as Juror 11, Barry Sikes as Juror 12, and John Willome as the Guard.

The production is directed by FTC Technical Director Addison Powers and will be Stage Managed by Priscilla Castañeda. FTC Shop Foremen Luke Cummings will serve as scenic and lighting designer. The team of Jolene Keefer and Nita Regester will design the costumes.

Tickets for “12 Angry Men” may be purchased at the box office, located next to the theatre at 1668, S. US 87, Fredericksburg. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericks

burgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.

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