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12 men express their anger

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By Kirsten Laskey

A novice director reveals a natural talent for the stage with the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “12 Angry Men.” It’s the first play Courtney Lounsbury has directed and after seeing her work Saturday night, I hope it will not be the last time her work will be performed.

For those who do not know this classic story, a young man (Micha Ben-Niam), is on trial for the murder of his father. The play begins as the 12 men on the jury shuffle into a small, airless room to start the deliberations. What started out as a pretty simple decision becomes much more complex as the deliberations progressed. Soon, it is not just the different layers of the case that are being examined but the character of each man on the juror.

Read more of this review in this week's Kaleidoscope.