Theatre Returns at OCC with the Production of “12 Angry Jurors” March 17-25

After nearly two years of the lights out at the Smith Theatre on OCC’s Orchard Ridge campus, LIVE shows return in March with the popular drama “12 Angry Jurors,” directed by OCC’s new Theatre Instructor and former Broadway actress, Jennifer Little.

Should a young man face the death penalty or is there reasonable doubt?

Twelve average Americans must wrestle with this decision in this OCC production of the 1950s Emmy Award winning television movie.  

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The show is a taut and compelling look at the justice system, as 12 jurors debate the guilt or innocence of a 19-year-old defendant facing a possible death penalty for killing his father. Hidden biases are revealed and emotional journeys are taken, as these 12 ordinary Americans struggle with a decision where a young man's life hangs in the balance.

Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite for the shows on March 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2022, with a 7:30pm curtain. Visit to reserve tickets. Ticket cost is $10 for general admission; $5 for students and complimentary for OCC employees.

Interpretation for this production is provided by interpreting interns through a supervised clinical experience partnership between the Oakland Community College Theatre Program and the Sign Language Interpreter Program.

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