The best show in town!
Twelve Angry Men
Olathe Community Theatre Association
This show is one of the best currently being presented in the Kansas City area. The cast did extremely well in capturing the essence of what Mr. Rose envisioned, even though three women were cast as jurors. This in no way hindered the performance. In fact, I believe it enhanced it. David Martin perhaps took a risk in doing this as well as putting the show in current times. But, he pulled it off very well.
The performances of all the cast members were admirable, with special notes. Mr. Rubin played the role of Juror #3 (the hold out) with plenty of ethos and pathos. Andy Penn did well in the role of Juror #8 (one who first voted not guilty). His portrayal was one that would make you want him in the jury room if you were on trial. Michael Nemeth playing Juror # 10 (the bigot) managed to piss off all of the other jurors by the end of act one. His excellent ranting and raving made me exhausted as well as perhaps himself as well. Tracy Fox playing juror #4 (Ms. Logical) played the role with sensibility and subtleness befitting of the character. Only at the end does she display a dose of anger when she tells Juror #10 to sit down and shut up.
The cast as a whole was seamless. This was a true ensemble with very natural interaction.
Thank you for a wonderful evening of drama.