The Deering High School Players are set to stage an enthralling rendition of Reginald Rose's classic drama, "12 Angry Jurors." The play delves into the profound responsibility borne by 12 ordinary individuals as they grapple with the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. Against the backdrop of a seemingly open-and-shut case, the jurors must confront their own histories, prejudices, and biases, unfolding a riveting narrative that transcends the boundaries of the courtroom. At its core, '12 Angry Jurors' serves as a poignant exploration of democracy in action.
Under the guidance of East End Community School teacher Mr. Joshua Chard, 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year and Deering drama director, the Deering Players promise a compelling performance on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 PM, and Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3 PM and 7 PM at the high school, located at 370 Stevens Avenue. The production, featuring 35 talented Deering students both on and offstage, operates on a pay-what-you-can model at the door, with a suggested donation of $5+. Admission is free for Deering students.