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A man’s life hangs in the balance…The John W. Engeman Theater presents TWELVE ANGRY MEN

(Northport, NY- September 2, 2013) – Announcing the cast and creative team for the timeless classic of deliberation and consequence, TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose.  Previews begin on Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. and running through November 3, 2013.

The defense and the prosecution have rested. The jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his own father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama exploring each juror’s prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused and each other. Based on Reginald Rose’s 1954 teleplay, TWELVE ANGRY MEN won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play in 2005.

The Director, IGOR GOLDIN, returns to the Engeman having previously directed SOUTH PACIFIC.   Credits include: Drama Desk Award nominee (YANK), winner of NYMF Awards for Excellence in Direction (CROSSING SWORDS), WITH GLEE (Off-Broadway), THE FOREIGNER, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, ROMANCE ROMANCE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and THE FULL MONTY.  Mr. Goldin was a finalist for the Joe A. Callaway Award for Distinguished Direction.  He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

The design team for 12 ANGRY MEN includes JON COLLINS (Scenic Design), Ryan J. Moller (Costume Design), driscoll otto (Lighting Design), LAURA FREY (Sound Design), MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Make-Up Design and Associate Artistic Director) and MEAGAN MILLER-MCKEEVER (Props Design).  The Assistant Director is TREY COMPTON. The Casting Director is STEPHEN DeANGELIS and the Production Stage Manager is Michelle Lynn Hines.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN is produced by Richard T. Dolce, the theater’s Producing Artistic Director.

The jury is composed of: MICHAEL BOLAND (JUROR #3) was seen in Broadway’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE and on the National Tours of TWELVE ANGRY MEN and WEST SIDE STORY. Off-Broadway and Regional credits include THE ORPHAN’S HOME CYCLE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE EXONERATED, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, WIT and OTHER BEDTIME STORIES. Michael’s TV appearances include PERSON OF INTEREST, ZERO HOUR and RUBICON. STEVEN HAUCK (Juror #7), the winner of the NYMF 2013 award for Outstanding Performance in CROSSING SWORDS (directed by Igor Goldin).  Steven’s Broadway and Off-Broadway Credits include IRENA’S VOW, ONE ARM and KING LEAR. TV and Film appearances include THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2, BOARDWALK EMPIRE and 30 ROCK; adam heller (juror #10) has been seen on Broadway in BABY IT’S YOU, LES MISERABLES, A CLASS ACT and VICTOR/VICTORIA.  Off-Broadway and National tours include MERRILY WE ROLE ALONG, TITANIC and FALSETTOS.  Adam’s Regional credits include productions at St. Louis Rep, Goodspeed, Old Globe and The Kennedy Center. TV appearances include THE SOPRANOS, LAW AND ORDER and OZ; Philip hoffman (juror #4) was last seen at The Engeman as Benny Southstreet in GUYS AND DOLLS. Broadway credits include INTO THE WOODS, FALSETTOS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and A CATERED AFFAIR. Off Broadway and Regional credits include productions spanning from ANGELS IN AMERICA to YIDDLE TO FIDDLE; JOSEPH RAGNO (JUROR #9) was last seen in WAITING FOR GODOT at St. Clements. TV and Film appearances include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE BABE, the Dry Cleaner on SEINFELD, LAW AND ORDER, KOJACK and THE COMISH. Joseph’s Broadway and Off Broadway credits include THE ICEMAN COMETH, INDIANS and FEEDLOT; TOM SOUHRADA (JUROR #1)) has appeared in Broadway productions and National Tours such as MARY POPPINS, EVITA, MY FAIR LADY and THE BOY FRIEND (directed by Julie Andrews).

Additional cast members include: LEONARD DELORENZO (JUROR #2), CHRISTOPHER ROBERT DUFFY (GUARD), PETER EVANGELISTA (JUROR #12), LEER LEARY (JUROR #11), ADAM MOSEBACH (JUROR #5), MICHAEL SIROW (JUROR #7) and PAUL VELUTIS (JUROR #6).

Press Opening is Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

TWELVE ANGRY MEN will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are ON SALE and are $55.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  To purchase Season Tickets and Gift Cards please contact the Box Office directly.  For group rates or to host an event at the John W. Engeman Theater, please contact the Group Sales Department at 631-261-2900.  For information on advertising in our Programs or in our Lounge, please contact the Advertising Sales Department at 631-261-2900.  The Theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Theater Studio of the Performing Arts, offering classes and camp programs for children for more information at 631-261-2900.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting our actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, Quality Theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.

For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com

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