The Christendom College players will perform the dramatic and actor-focused play Twelve Angry Men from November 22-24. The play will be hosted on campus in the St. Lawrence Commons.
The production, which was turned into an acclaimed movie that received Academy Award nominations for best picture, director, and writing in 1958, will be directed by alumna Elizabeth Foeckler, who has been passionately involved in the theatrical arts for many years. She first directed An Evening of Shakespeare and Anything Goes at the college in 2018.
Dr. Patrick Keats, beloved English professor and faculty advisor (as well as producer and often director of many productions) passed away this summer. The college hopes to continue his legacy of helping students achieve their very best in the arts, and to provide the community with excellent productions.
Although Christendom College does not offer a performing arts major, many students include acting as part of their extra-curricular pursuits during college. The resulting showcase of talent – both musical and theatrical – draw in students across all of the disciplines.
After the hilarious Anything Goes, with its huge 36-member cast, Foeckler wanted to select a play centered in drama, as well as one with a much smaller cast. Twelve Angry Men was a perfect fit.
More information about ticket sales for this production will be forthcoming.