Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by Rosemary Orlando
March 20 – April 5, 2020
“An electrifying court room drama.
A electrifying courtroom drama in which tempers flare and arguments grow heated as the jurors in a murder trial reveal the hidden truths about themsleves and their morals, values and lives.
Tensions run high as a lone juror argues the innocence of a teenager accused of murder.
A provocatively resonant American drama
MEET THE ARTISTS
Reginald Rose (Playwright) was known for exploring complex social and political issues in teleplays for many of early television’s best dramatic series, including Studio One, for which he wrote Twelve Angry Men (1954). He won an Emmy Award for that script and was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film version (1957), and he won Emmys in 1962 and 1963 for his teleplays for the series The Defenders.
Devan Kelty (Juror #1) is excited to make his Stageworks debut! Since graduating from the University of Tampa with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2018, he’s been working as the Technical Director at Powerstories Theatre and performing every chance he gets. His recent roles include Burrs in Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party, Daniel in Snapshots: a musical scrapbook, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and Vincent Cradeau in No Exit. He would like to thank his family for their long-distance support and flying to Tampa multiple times a year to see his shows. He’d also like to thank his friends for hearing the “Sorry, I have rehearsal” excuse so often and showing him support anyway.
Jim Wicker (Juror #3) is pleased to return to Stageworks, where he has performed in Inherit the Wind, Superior Donuts, Judgment at Nuremburg, To Kill a Mockingbird, and many other plays. Other recent credits include The Last Cigar, Noises Off, Flying, and Yellowman. Jim is the literary manager for The Radio Theatre Project, RTP Live! He has featured roles in the independent films Waiting on Mary and The Lost Digit. A retired drama teacher, Jim now divides his time between his homes in Tampa and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Jim’s life is good.
Harold Oehler (Bailiff) is thrilled to join this wonderful cast of 12 Angry Men. Harold previously played Greg in two productions of Sylvia at Stageworks and played Captain Isaac Whitaker in A Few Good Men. Harold has performed in numerous staged readings with Stagework’s Impromptu Players to benefit Stageworks’ programs which serve at-risk children. Harold thanks Rosemary Orlando, Karla Hartley and this amazing cast and crew for their support. When not on stage, Harold is a very passionate member of the Lazydays Employee Foundation, a nonprofit organization created and funded by the employees of Lazydays RV which has donated over 2.1 million dollars to children’s charities. Harold dedicates this performance to his awesome family and friends who have been so supportive on this journey.
Greg Thompson (Juror #4) is an actor, director, writer, and professor. He has been seen in Stageworks productions of Wait Until Dark, The Mousetrap, Judgement at Nuremberg, Blithe Spirit, Broadway Bound [2016 TTB Award for Best Featured Actor] and Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Other Bay area productions include: Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet (St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival); Othello, The Underpants and Inventing Van Gogh (Jobsite); Betrayal and Cat on A Hot Tin Roof (Tampa Rep). Greg also directed, and originated the role of Matthew, in East Lansing, winner of the 2014 Tampa Bay Theater Festival for Full Length Play. Other theatre credits include writing and directing An Evangelist Drowns (a one-woman show about the life of Aimee Semple McPherson); adapting and directing productions of Richard III, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (Rogers State University and St Petersburg Shakespeare Festival). Greg’s theatrical education includes degrees in theater from Florida State University and the University of South Florida. In addition, he has studied acting at the Goodman Theater and Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.
Hugh Timoney (Juror #9) is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a member of this terrific cast. He last appeared at Stage Works as Ernst Janning in Judgment at Nuremberg. Other area stage credits include Jobsite Theater (The Underpants, Cloud 9); Tampa Rep (The Iceman Cometh).
Before relocating to Florida, he worked extensively in upstate NY with Franklin Stage Company (Tartuffe, The Winter’s Tale, The Way of the World, Blithe Spirit, A Dolll’s House); Leatherstocking Theatre Company (Art, Six Degrees of Separation, Talley’s Folly, Our Town). Film and TV credits include The Principal’s Office (2018 NY Short Film Festival) and the WSKG’s series Susquehanna Stories. Hugh is a SUNY Brockport Theatre graduate who has studied in NYC and appeared Off-Off Broadway.
Ryan Bernier (Juror #12) is a Tampa based actor, director, and educator who received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida. He has enjoyed the opportunity to work all over the bay area including with companies like Stageworks Theatre (Judgement at Nuremberg, Psycho Beach Party, Inherit The Wind, A Few Good Men), Hat Trick Theatre (Laughing Stock, The Three Musketeers, What The Bellhop Saw), St. Pete Shakes (Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing), and most recently as Dev in Tampa Rep’s Stupid Fucking Bird. In addition to his work on stage, Ryan also currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director for ThinkTank Theatre, a professional company that produces theatre for young audiences and is the head writer for Best of the Bay award winning sketch comedy collective, Some Sort of Show! He would like to thank his family, his friends, and his cat for their unending support.
Dennis Duggan (Juror #10) has over 40 years of theater experience behind him. He has been acting and directing in numerous productions both in New York and Florida. Stageworks audiences may remember him from previous appearances when he played Robert in the Innovocative/Stageworks production of Proof, Or as Rev. Brown in Stageworks/Tampa Rep. production of Inherit the Wind. Dennis also had the honor of Portraying Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men and his favorite character of all time, Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Other favorites throughout his career include the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and Harry Brock in Born Yesterday. Recently Dennis has been working with local independent filmmakers, which he hopes to continue with in the future.
David Warner (Juror #11) first appeared on a Stageworks stage as David Malter in The Chosen, way back when that stage was at the Straz. A member of the Radio Theatre Project ensemble at The Studio@620, he has also appeared regularly with Gulfport Community Players, where most recently he starred in The Business of Murder (he was falsely accused, he swears!). He has a B.A. in English from Harvard and an M.A. in Theater from Villanova and is currently the editor of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay. He thanks Rosemary, Karla, his fellow angry men and his two rarely-angry men, Larry and Walter, for helping him live the dream.
Paul Crane (Understudy) is thrilled to be involved with Stageworks for the first time. Previous credits include, “Working the Musical” and “Sonia Flew” both with PowerStories Theatre, the National and International tours of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” as Maurice and many regional productions.
Paul E. Finocchiaro (Juror #2) has been an active member of the Actors Equity Association since 1992. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance at The University of Tampa. He is a director/choreographer with over 70 productions to his credit. Some of his favorite productions directed include Rent, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Les Miserables and South Pacific. He has sung, danced & acted all over the world (And sometimes on Roller Skates). Credits include 3 National Tours including (West Side Story, Ziegfeld and Gypsy), European tours, (The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber) Regional theatre, Theme Parks, Cruise Ships and eleven years as a singer/dancer in Las Vegas where he worked with such stars as Michael Crawford, David Cassidy, Sheena Easton, Vanessa Williams, Chita Rivera and many more. Paul has been seen on television, movies and MTV special events.
Christopher McCoy (Juror #7) is thrilled to be back on the Stageworks stage once again! He is a graduate from the University of Tampa where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. At the University, his stage credits include A Macbeth (Macbeth), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), and Bloodguilt: Orestes on Trial(Orestes). Other stage credits include Master Harold… and the Boys (Hally), The Taming of the Shrew (Various Roles), The Mousetrap (Christopher Wren), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Casey/Georgia McBride), She Loves Me(Steven Kodaly), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), and Into the Woods (Jack). He is excited to be working with the cast and crew of this fantastic and thrilling show!
Adam Workman (Juror #8) is excited to be making his Stageworks Theatre debut. Having recently moved from the Washington DC area, he was recently seen locally in 1984 and Dancing at Lughnasa (Jobsite Theater), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Thinktank), and in Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal as part of the 21st Century New Voice Play Festival at American Stage. Previous roles include Happy Death of a Salesman, Perchik Fiddler on the Roof, Ernst Cabaret, and Chip 25th Annual Spelling Bee. Love to Mom.