What happens when you crowd 12 people in one courtroom to decide the fate of a young boy? Tempers flare and the opinion fluctuates between a guilty verdict or having reasonable doubt in "Twelve Angry Jurors," West T. Hill Community Theatre's early spring production.
Director Katherine Orton says she likes the power of the play, particularly as seen in the character developments.
"These are real people. ... They are honest-to-goodness personalities," Orton explains. "I like character studies, and this is a character study. And I have a magnificent cast."
Working with such a talented cast has its own inherent challenges, she says.
"They're so good, you've gotta make them all work together," Orton notes. "When we have everybody working, it's just plain fun."
And they're so good that they know when they need to squeeze in an extra rehearsal after a particularly bad rehearsal, she adds.