Jury Duty!

It’s getting harder to have faith in our judicial system with each passing day. It seems that every high profile (read: celebrity) case ends with an overwhelmingly guilty party getting off on a technicality or a clever closing argument that rhymes. Those of us longing for the good old days will first have to realize that they don’t exist, and then resign ourselves to living our lives through fantasy. Thankfully, one of the greatest crime room dramas of all time is coming to South Florida. Twelve Angry Men takes place entirely after the case has been argued by lawyers, so the focus is on the 12 chaps who hold the executioners axe (the jury) as they debate the validity of the case. Adapted from one of the greatest films of all time, Twelve Angry Men is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) tonight at 8 p.m. to restore our faith in the judicial system – at least until the next megastar decides to off someone. Tickets start at $15. Visit www.browardcenter.org, or call 954-462-0222.
Wed., April 23, 8 p.m., 2008
KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Brett Gillin