00 News & Updates, 2018 12 Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men closes

 

28515318_10216667100616874_5109434838031125693_oUnion Street Players gave their final performance of Twelve Angry Men on March 4th at the Kruidenier Theatre on the Central College campus. The intimate “in the round”  format was arranged particularly for this production to make the audience feel as though they were in the jury room arguing right along with the jurors. Short video segments were woven into the performance to extend the drama beyond the jury room. The Director, Spence Ver Meer notes: “This is not a play that one enjoys, but more experiences.” This play being about how we come to terms with our own prejudices and biases was certainly an experience to remember.

Twelve Angry Men brought several newcomers to USP in John Dougan, Michael Garrison, Justin Lenger, Danny Rivas, and Mark Bishara. We are grateful to them for sharing their talents with us and our audiences! We certainly hope to see you all again in future productions.

A heartfelt thank you to all of the folks new and seasoned who helped bring this production to the stage. We are grateful for your help and hard work.

Finally, a thank you to Ron Rybkowski, Madison Thingstad, and Central College for the opportunity to perform on a different stage and helping USP navigate the Kruidenier Theatre.

Attendance:

Thursday 47

Friday 74

Saturday 83

Sunday (matinee) 77

00 News & Updates, 2018 12 Angry Men

USP Announces “12 Angry Men” Cast

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce the cast for our spring production of the dramatic courtroom classic, 12 Angry Men.

This from Director Spence Ver Meer:

After three days of auditions for Twelve Angry Men, we have a cast! Thanks to all who came out and auditioned, and thanks to Denis Gregory, Deb Linn, Arvin Van Zante, Lynn Cutler, and Mark Schaeffer for helping behind the scenes, you made things considerably simpler. The cast for the March 1 to 4 run will be:

Juror #1-John Dougan

Juror #2-Mark Schaeffer

Juror #3-Michael Garrison

Juror #4-Arvin Van Zante

Juror #5-Justin Lenger

Juror #6-Jim Emmert

Juror #7-Danny Rivas

Juror #8-Doug DeWolf

Juror #9-Larry Peterson

Juror #10-Spence Ver Meer

Juror #11-Mark Bishara

Juror #12-Greg May

Thanks again to all who auditioned. I will communicate further very soon on how to get a script to you, and more info after that. The first read-through will be Thursday, Jan 4th