Today in America TV Executive Stars in Local Stage Production of Hit 1957 Film

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In an election year and in a state that supports the death penalty, the story of a dissenting juror in a murder trial manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. The action is played out in the stage drama 12 Angry Men. Today in America executive Jim Nicholas Veser, takes his place in the cast as the infamous “Juror Number 4”.

Today in America TV Executive Stars in Local Stage Production of Hit 1957 Film

The many prejudices that exist in our society today, just as they did in 1954, when the play was written.

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There is no other play as dramatic and full of tension as the Delray Beach, Florida Playhouse production of 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose. The story of how one dissenting juror slowly and frustratingly changes the minds of eleven others in a death penalty case is an engaging night of live theater. Today in America TV executive, Jim Nicholas Veser, Senior Vice President of Production, a former Equity actor with more than 15 years of acting experience, is cast as “Juror Number 4”, the analytical stockbroker. The unflappable and logical character is one that Veser initially was uncomfortable playing because it was so unlike any role he had ever brought to life, but he now embraces it saying, "I realized the character was the rational center of the play, and although his ego is quite fragile, his arc is clearly defined."

Florida is a state that supports the death penalty. It is also one of the critical states in the 2012 Presidential election making the stage play’s subject all the more relevant. As explained by Veser, “Our government is a democracy. That is the central theme of the play. The prosecution has to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused is, in fact guilty.” This production of 12 Angry Men is set in 1957, the time when the hit film starring Henry Fonda came out and the public’s prejudices were strong, as they are in the state today. The play runs through Sunday, June 3. Tickets for the production can be purchased online or by calling the box office. Directions and more information can be found at delraybeachplayhouse.com.

The host of Today in America TV is sports celebrity Terry Bradshaw. The Hall of Fame former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is well-known and is one of the most respected sports personalities in the world. His professional football career ran for 14 years before he retired and he has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years. He is one of the famous spokespeople for Nutrisystem and is a sports analyst on a national television network.

Today in America with Terry Bradshaw takes pride in being a leader of educational programming. Topics on the informative show range from family and lifestyle to business and technology. The engaging cable television program films throughout the United States and Canada and is edited in South Florida. It airs regionally and nationally on business oriented cable networks. For more information about the show and its host, or to see sample videos, please visit todayinamericatv.com, or join it on Face Book, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

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