Open space theater of Dhaka staged “12 Angry Men” at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancho of Jahangirnagar University campus on Saturday evening.
Marking the 38th founding anniversary of Jahangirnagar Theater, they arranged the 10-day long inter-university theater festival on the campus to celebrate the programme.
The courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men, based on the teleplay of American screen writer Reginald Rose, describes the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they were appointed to take a decision on an 18-year-old-boy whether he is guilty or not on the basis of reasonable doubt.
The play has been translated and directed by M Arifur Rahman.
The play starts in a courtroom where 12 juries discuss about the case of 18- year-old-boy who was under the trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death in a slum.
In a preliminary vote, all jurors vote for "guilty" except one, who argues that the boy deserves some deliberation. He questions the accuracy of the two witnesses and also the trial’s processes, after a secret ballot, a new "not guilty" vote appears.
After two hours discussion, the all juries have changed their decision one by one after the logical answer of Jury number 8. The all juries finally reach the decision that the boy is not guilty.
Kazi Arifur Rahman, ASM Mosabbir Tanim, Mahdi Hossain, Syed Azaz Ahmed, Md Muanna Zilan, Walid Adnan, Raihan Ahmed Dip, Shimanto Haque, Shariful M Tarik, Fairooz Alom, Mohammed Nazmul Hossain, and Baizid Noor and others performed in different characters of the play.