This Friday, 7:30pm, a dramatic reading of the Broadway play called “12 Angry Jurors” will be performed this Friday, October 12, 7:30pm, at Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. Examining what it means to truly perform citizenship and honestly dole out justice, 12 Angry Jurors, Sherman L. Sergel’s modern adaptation of Reginald Rose’s classic play, contains intense, hearty performances in its thoughtful production. Produced by West of Broadway as both a literacy and civic responsibility tool, the play operates interactively, asking the audience to vote on the defendant’s guilt or innocence and, therefore, possibly predict the outcome. The presentation is both entertaining and informative as it reveals 12 jurors locked in an anteroom to consider the fate of a young defendant accused of murdering his father. Reflecting the increasingly rude and selfish American population vociferously protesting at health meetings, deliberations sometimes grow angry and tense. Jurors must question their own prejudices, responsibilities and consequences of their votes. Donations only.
A panel discussion will follow for about 30 minutes.
“The Most Important Film You’ll See This Year” says Jim Wallis, Sojourners Magazine.
Free film this Tuesday, Oct 16, 7:00pm, Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th
Written and directed by Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, a 40-minute film called “The Line,” chronicles the very real stories of four realpeople struggling with real poverty in America today. You’ll meet a banker in the suburban Midwest who used to earn six-figures a year and now, after the economic collapse, must go to a food bank to feed his three kids; a fisherman on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana who has watched his livelihood and his culture wash away in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and a devastating off-shore oil spill; a blue collar guy in North Carolina who worked hard his whole life but lost his job, became homeless, and started over as a restaurant bus boy; and a single mom in Chicago who battles daily to ensure that her son is safe, healthy, and has the opportunity to go to college. The idea of the film is simple: People living in and struggling with poverty telling their own stories. They are beautiful, inspiring, challenging, and full of grace. In a word, their stories are powerful. The kind you never forget. The kind that make you not only feel something, but compel you to do something.
A discussion will follow led by Dr. Kenneth Moerbe (McLennan County Hunger Coalition) and Joe Gatlin (pastor of Hope Fellowship).