The Billie Holiday Theatre presents the premiere of the original theatrical film of its critically acclaimed work 12 Angry Men…and Women: The Weight of the Wait, filmed at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

Including select stories from the 2011 edition of the acclaimed 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today by The New Press and edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey, the film recounts narratives of racial profiling and unjust policing, as well as an original story that focuses on the killing of Breonna Taylor.

This new adaptation of 12 Angry Men…and Women includes original cast members Lisa Arrindell, Billy Eugene Jones, Wendell Pierce, as well as the addition of Hubert Point-Du Jour, with a cappella group Kings Return, including Vaughn Faison, Gabe Kunda, J.E. McKissic, and Jamall Williams, and original music by Maritri Garrett and Daniel Bernard Roumain, who performs an original score. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon serves as part of the director’s team on the film, and the stories written by Devon Carbado, Joshua Wiley, Solomon Moore, and Paul Butler, Jr. were theatrically arranged by Arthur Yorinks

Please note: The script for Breonna Taylor’s story was derived from initial reports and accounts in the days following her murder and some information included in12 Angry Men…and Women has since been updated. Ms. Taylor was shot a total of 8 times when 32 shots were fired into the home. Additionally, Ms. Palmer  never questioned in her mind if it was Breonna that was killed but wanted to gain access to the apartment to see her daughter. She was also not able to go to the funeral home for four days. 

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CAST

 
Lisa Arrindell…………………….Devon Carbado & Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer
Billy Eugene Jones………..Joshua Wiley & Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker
Wendell Pierce…………………………………………………………..Stephen Pembroke & Paul Butler, Jr.
Hubert Point-Du Jour…………………………………………………………………………………..Solomon Moore
Kings Return…………………..Vaughn Faison, Gabe Kunda, J.E. McKissic, & Jamall Williams