Festivals & Events



The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association
present the 25th annual Lawyers Play

Reginald Rose’s Emmy Award-winning classic drama

Adapted by Sherman Sergel
Directed by Heidi Malazdrewich* May 3–6, 2017

The Cast of Twelve Angry Jurors 
Photo by Randy Zyla-Harder

The powerful courtroom thriller Twelve Angry Jurors kept the audience on the edge of their seats May 3-6 for the Lawyers Play – a fundraiser in support of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. The dedicated cast of 13 members of the Manitoba Bar Association played passionate jurors deciding the fate of a 19-year-old man accused of murdering his father. A story that still resonates in our time, Twelve Angry Jurors examines prejudice, the principle of reasonable doubt, and what it truly means to live in a democracy.
Celebrating its 25th production, the Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play is a vital fundraising event for the theatre, and has raised more than $1,000,000 since 1990! We wish to thank our patrons, donors, advertisers and sponsors for supporting our efforts to offer extraordinary theatre at accessible prices to all Manitobans.
Royal MTC would also like to extend sincere thanks to the talented cast and hardworking crew, as well as our many volunteers and committee members.

Produced by special arrangement with the DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

The cast of the 2017 Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play
12 Angry Jurors 

Zilla Jones (Foreman), Steve Scarfone (Juror Two), Jeff Hirsch (Juror Three), Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin (Juror Four), Heather Wadsworth (Juror Five), Sandi Phillips (Juror Six), Victoria Perrie (Juror Seven), John Harvie (Juror Eight), Tony Kavanagh (Juror Nine), Kalyn Bomback (Juror Ten), Bill Haight (Juror Eleven), Jody Ostapiw (Juror Twelve), Peter Kingsley (Guard). 

Special guest actors performing the role of "The Judge"
Wed, May 3  Bryan Klein
Thu, May 4 & 5  Jim McLandress
Sat, May 6   Gail Asper

Click here to view production photos 

For information on event sponsorship and advertising, please contact:
Melissa Novecosky, Special & Donor Events Coordinator
P: 204 954 6410
E: mnovecosky@royalmtc.ca

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.