Twelve Angry Teachers

Book By: Gerald Murphy
Play #: 2390
Pages: 26 pgs
Cast: 7 m, 7 w

Twelve teachers hold a closed hearing to decide the fate of a high school student accused of showing up drunk at a school play rehearsal and destroying a valuable prop. If they decide to expel her, the vote must be unanimous. However, the teachers have different backgrounds, varied experiences, and assorted motivations. From the thoughtful remedial education teacher to the quick-to-judge assistant coach, how will such a diverse group make such an important decision? About 40 minutes.

Product tags
Sample Now
Perusal Only
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Single Copy for Perusal Only - $7.95
Perusal copies are limited to one per customer.
Buy Now
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Production Script - $7.95 each
Must order at least one per performer.
Royalty Licenses - $50.00
Royalty Licenses are required even if you do not charge admission.
Performance beginning date

Productions

GETTYSBURG SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GETTYSBURG, SD 1/16/2019
NORTHERN CASS PUBLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HUNTER, ND 11/3/2017
MESA VERDE MIDDLE SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
ENCINITAS, CA 5/26/2017

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT GERALD MURPHY TALKS ABOUT HIS PLAY

TWELVE ANGRY TEACHERS

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY AND WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?

A: I worked as a high school English teacher and drama coach for over thirty years in Northern California. Most of the characters in this play are composite sketches of students, teachers, and administrators I have come across during my career. My school actually put on "Little Shop of Horrors," a very successful production, I might add. And I must give some credit here to writer Reginald Rose and his 1957 production of "Twelve Angry Men," a show that opened the eyes of many in America to the problem of racial prejudice and profiling.