"We thought about updating it, but decided it was impossible to update. Why? Because of two reasons: DNA " everybody watches CSI on television knows about DNA, and there's a big thing with a knife and they would have gotten DNA off of it," said Holgate. "The other thing was, again with the knife, Juror No. 8 comes in with an identical knife to the murder weapon " you could never get into a courtroom with a knife in your pocket today."
Holgate, a native of South Dakota, has been in theatre his entire life, starting out in opera, and performing on tour. He then transitioned to Broadway, finding himself touring the country, as well as London. He has also directed shows for 10 years, including several with NYSTI.
"Twelve Angry Jurors" runs Oct. 3 through 15, and tickets can be purchased online or at the Schact Fine Arts Center. For information, contact NYSTI at 274-3256.""