DO not let the title fool you. The Seton Catholic College students performing 12 Angry Men this month are anything but irate.
In fact, the 16 Year 11 students are giddy with anticipation as they wrap up 12 weeks of rehearsals, including weekend and school holiday work, and prepare to perform their biggest piece of the year.
Seton drama teacher Adelaide Buchanan said she settled on 12 Angry Men because she wanted to expose the students to realism in a way that was “both exciting and engaging”.
“While the play was written in the 1950s, the themes and issues the characters are facing and dealing with are still extremely prevalent in our society,” she said.
“The production has proved challenging from many angles, from learning the New York accent to remembering such intense amounts of dialogue, but the students have taken all of these challenges in their stride and have worked extremely hard to overcome them.
“They have worked hard on all aspects of this production and are excited to show their hard work to the audience.”
Twelve Angry Men is at Seton Catholic College from August 24-26, with all three shows starting at 7pm.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 9314 1816.