JURY BY TRIAL

by John Pixley

March 18-21, 2004

Directed by Victoria Lewis

John Pixley's Jury by Trial is based on a real life incident that the playwright experienced--dismissal from jury duty on the basis of his speech impairment. But Pixley quickly leaves cruel reality behind and jumps into a theatrical universe of comic exaggeration. As the character Joey challenges his fellow jurors to listen to him and decipher his speech, the playwright Pixley treats us to a parade of human voices, a wild crew of unwilling witnesses--a spaced-out record store clerk, a testy LA bus driver, a distracted 18th-century literature professor, and a devoted Sally Jessie Raphael fan. Pixley's vigorous dramatic voice combines the music of a poet with the sharpest of minds.

Synopsis of Scenes Time and Place: Mid 1990's; L.A. County and a(nother) dream therein

ACT I- a courtroom, ACT II- The Jury Room, 15 minutes later

Cast:

 

Cast List Juror Voice C/Juror 3

Diana Eneriz

Juror Voice F/Witness 2/Juror 2

Koquina Forte

Juror Voice B/Juror 6

Allison Frost

Juror Voice A/Caller/Juror 1

Darcie Flansburg

Judge

Amy Gabriel

Juror Voice E/Witness 1/Juror 4

Thor Grant

Juror Voice D/Juror 5

Daniel McIntyre

Defense

Rene Ogletree

Joey

John Pixley