Thursday | July 27 | Friday | July 28 | 7:30pm
Council Chambers | City Hall | 207 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
The office of the Arts and Culture Coordinator would like to announce the first of a new series of free arts programs, ARTS IN THE HALL, to be held within City Hall (and other government properties) with a staged reading of the critically acclaimed classic play 12 Angry Jurors.
The Arts In The Hall series has a very simple mission: to make quality arts programming accessible to all Winonans by using the important hubs of our city government buildings and public spaces as community arts venues with programming ranging from fine to performing arts to public speaking and spoken word. Winona is committed to celebrating arts and culture programming as a cornerstone of sustaining a livable city, and in addition to supporting arts organizations and programs throughout our schools and community, our houses of government and our elected officials will be participating directly enriching these cultural efforts. A complete series of programs and art viewings is being compiled, but in the meantime, 13 performers ranging from our Mayor, Mark Peterson, and City Manager, Steve Sarvi, to beloved community arts performers are excited to share this important award winning play about justice and the value of citizenship in the unique setting of so many important Winona decisions: our City Council Chambers.
12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, began its life as a teleplay before being made into an award winning film starring Henry Fonda, Martin Balsom, and Lee J. Cobb. It has been remade many times and this version, 12 Angry Jurors allows for the current use of male and female jurors to better reflect our justice system today. The Arts in the Hall cast includes a wonderfully wide cross section of Winonans: Two from WSU: Cody J. Anderson, a recent graduate and Roger Boulay a faculty member, Theresa Remick from St. Mary’s University and the Fine Arts Commission, Mary Ferrell from Visit Winona and the FAC, City Employees: Mayor Mark Peterson, City Manager Steve Sarvi, Chad Ubl and Patrick Menton from Parks and Recreation, retired City Employee Maynard Johnson, and community arts members Ray Felton, Amy McKnight, Lori Eschweiler and radio personality and realtor Paul Lundquist.
The City of Winona is a partner of River Arts Alliance.