“The only thing Merion Mercy Academy's Twelve Angry Women is guilty of is entertainment in the first degree!”
That’s what one Cappies student critic from Upper Merion High School had to say about MMA’s fall production of Twelve Angry Women, a heightened courtroom thriller that powerfully explores what it means to live in a democracy, to stand up against injustice, and fight for what is right. "It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone," is a pivotal line in this play that is described by director Chris Monaco as "an incredibly human story of prejudice, alliance, fallacy and bravery."
Another Cappies critic from Ridley High School wrote, “Merion Mercy’s Twelve Angry Women managed to turn an old black and white film into a thrilling, dynamic drama that could put anyone, regardless of age, gender, or race on the edge of their seat!”
MMMT—Merion Mercy Music Theater—newly participates in the Cappies, a writing and awards program that trains high school students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Student critics vie to be published in local media outlets by attending productions at other schools and writing critical reviews. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized at the end of the season with a Tony Awards-like celebration.
Next up for MMMT is the blockbuster musical, Newsies, which will be performed at the end of February and in early March.
- Merion Mercy Academy