It is a matter of life and death

It is a matter of life and death

From 14. Until 17. March the old rope factory in bamberg becomes a theater: "the 12 sworn" says the play, which the theater group E.G.O.N. The youth cultural meeting "always there" performs free of charge.
A 19-year-old teenager with dark skin is on trial in the USA. He is said to have murdered his father with a knife thrust. For such indictments, american jurisprudence provides for a verdict by a jury of twelve, drawn from all walks of life. Now that the public prosecutor’s office considers the crime to be proven, it is up to the twelve jurors to decide the fate of the young man. Everything seems to be clear and there are many indications that a guilty verdict is inevitable. But the verdict must be unanimous, and right from the start it becomes clear that not all jurors are convinced by the prosecution’s evidence.
In the course of the play, the jury members discuss the case presented and the guilt or innocence of the boy. The piece shows how differently supposed facts can be evaluated and raises the question of how independent and objective a jury really is. Because the sometimes heated debates of the twelve jurors are driven by personal backgrounds and not least by prejudices against other classes of the population.
Along an almost terrifying plot development, the audience witnesses how twelve people must struggle to find a common moral code in order to decide fairly whether to die or live.
Under the direction of ralf bergner-kother, the twelve actors carried the audience away into a world of false beliefs, hatred and subjective values in the fear for the life of a human being. For murder is punishable by death.
The stage play is performed by the 14. Until 17. Marz in the old rope factory. Start is at 19.30 o’clock, admission at 7 o’clock. Admission is free. Donations are welcome and will go exclusively to the productions of group E.G.O.N. Within the framework of the youth work of the "immerhin" cultural meeting place.
The theater group E.G.O.N. Founded in september 2002 and is therefore one of the oldest amateur acting groups of bamberg. It always performs with free admission, in order to present the finest artistic enjoyment to all theater enthusiasts. In order to cover the costs of the production, the spectators are asked to make a voluntary contribution to the costs. The current performances are supported by the cultural demand of the city of bamberg.