12 Incompetent Jurors
by Ian McWethy

Productions (24)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. A table and 12 chairs.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-020-0

12 Incompetent Jurors
by Ian McWethy

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Productions (24)
  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. A table and 12 chairs.

When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man is very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed.) And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jury members? Or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men. (A short version of this play is also available.)

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When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man is very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed.) And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jury members? Or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men. (A short version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m (12-17 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. A table and 12 chairs.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-020-0

Published Reviews

"This laugh-filled, absurdist farce indicts our willingness to be swayed by the most outlandish of arguments."

NYTheatre.com

"This is a winner! It's a good ride: It's funny, it's meta, it's contemporary, [...] it's well-written."

Andrew/Andrew, Time Out New York

"Absurdist parody, full of bold and well-formed characters."

threeweeksedinburgh.com

"Entertaining, ludicrous...a light and enjoyable theatrical treat."

May Anderson, edfringereview.com

Production History

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Location
FEB 01, 2018 - MAR 31, 2018
Generations Community Theater
Lansing, MI United States
Generations Community Theater Lansing, MI United States
NOV 18, 2017 - NOV 18, 2017
Murray Community School
Murray, IA United States
Murray Community School Murray, IA United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 10, 2017
Arlington Ridge CDD
Leesburg, FL United States
Arlington Ridge CDD Leesburg, FL United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 12, 2017
Concepiton Seminary College
Conception, MO United States
Concepiton Seminary College Conception, MO United States
NOV 04, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
Fox Valley Park District
Aurora, IL United States
Fox Valley Park District Aurora, IL United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
SVHS Fall Play
Stillman Valley, IL United States
SVHS Fall Play Stillman Valley, IL United States
MAY 19, 2017 - MAY 19, 2017
Lakeview Drama
St. Clair Shores, MI United States
Lakeview Drama St. Clair Shores, MI United States
APR 07, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
The Panhandle Players Of The Forgotten Coast
Apalachicola, FL United States
The Panhandle Players Of The Forgotten Coast Apalachicola, FL United States
APR 01, 2017 - MAY 01, 2017
CHampion Christian College
Hot Springs, AR United States
CHampion Christian College Hot Springs, AR United States
MAR 30, 2017 - MAR 31, 2017
West High School
Bakersfield, CA United States
West High School Bakersfield, CA United States
MAR 27, 2017 - MAR 27, 2017
Ainsworth High School
Ainsworth, NE United States
Ainsworth High School Ainsworth, NE United States
MAR 24, 2017 - MAR 25, 2017
East Sac County Drama Department
Sac City, IA United States
East Sac County Drama Department Sac City, IA United States
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Hilliard Darby Theatre Troupe
Hilliard, OH United States
Hilliard Darby Theatre Troupe Hilliard, OH United States
JAN 23, 2017 - JAN 24, 2017
Nooksack Valley School District
Everson, WA United States
Nooksack Valley School District Everson, WA United States
NOV 18, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
College Avenue Players
New Brunswick, NJ United States
College Avenue Players New Brunswick, NJ United States
NOV 18, 2016 - NOV 20, 2016
Hamilton High School Drama Club
Hamilton, IL United States
Hamilton High School Drama Club Hamilton, IL United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 12, 2016
Trinity School Of Durham And Chapel HIll
Durham, NC United States
Trinity School Of Durham And Chapel HIll Durham, NC United States
OCT 29, 2016 - NOV 13, 2016
San Pedro Actors Troupe
Oracle, AZ United States
San Pedro Actors Troupe Oracle, AZ United States
OCT 28, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Eureka Community Players
Eureka, MT United States
Eureka Community Players Eureka, MT United States
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 22, 2016
Sullivan High School
Sullivan, MO United States
Sullivan High School Sullivan, MO United States
JUN 03, 2016 - JUN 03, 2016
ICS Theater
Rahway, NJ United States
ICS Theater Rahway, NJ United States
AUG 03, 2011 - AUG 11, 2011
Princeton Day School
Edinburgh, Scotland
Princeton Day School Edinburgh, Scotland
MAY 20, 2011 - MAY 21, 2011
Princeton Day School
Princeton, NJ United States
Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ United States
AUG 01, 2010 - AUG 31, 2010
New York International Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York International Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
FEB 01, 2018 - MAR 31, 2018
Generations Community Theater
Lansing, MI United States
Generations Community Theater Lansing, MI United States
NOV 18, 2017 - NOV 18, 2017
Murray Community School
Murray, IA United States
Murray Community School Murray, IA United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 10, 2017
Arlington Ridge CDD
Leesburg, FL United States
Arlington Ridge CDD Leesburg, FL United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 12, 2017
Concepiton Seminary College
Conception, MO United States
Concepiton Seminary College Conception, MO United States
NOV 04, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
Fox Valley Park District
Aurora, IL United States
Fox Valley Park District Aurora, IL United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
SVHS Fall Play
Stillman Valley, IL United States
SVHS Fall Play Stillman Valley, IL United States
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