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“Twelve Angry Men”

Twelve2“The marvelously detailed set designed by Jonathan Collins, nicely lighted by Driscoll Otto, is a fitting complement. The scruffy jury room has an air of fading bureaucratic grandeur. Even the lighting fixtures, including one in a hallway outside, look authentic. An adjoining restroom, where some of the conversations take place, has just the right fixtures (and thankfully, a panel obscuring the urinal, which is sometimes discreetly used).” – The New York Times

“It might be a rarity when a theater critic begins his review by discussing the set. Well, your scribe is constrained to do exactly that upon seeing Engeman’s production of Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men.” A heap of kudos are offered to Scenic Designer Jonathan Collins for his re-creation of what had to be New York General Sessions Court Jury Room. It was a magnificent verisimilitude of the real thing. The old-fashioned high ceiling, the equally high windows, the well-used table, even a men’s room put the audience in a fly-on-the-wall position for the jury’s deliberations in a first-degree murder trial.” – Times Beacon Record

“Jonathan Collins, who is known for his spectacular sets, has created a masterpiece in keeping with the importance of the jurors’ mission: the pursuit of justice.” – Northport Patch

“Also a highlight was the remarkably detailed set, designed by Jonathan Collins, to which was complemented very well by Driscoll Otto’s lighting design. A water cooler, large table, and discolored cement color walls completed the industrial like jury room” – Broadway World

“As for this production’s set, sound, and lighting, all are top-notch…in fact, the set is as good as any this reviewer has seen recently.” – Smithtown Matters

Winner of the 2013 Long Island Encore Award for Best Set Design – “If ever a play demanded an authentic period set, this one does. Collins even provides twenty-foot ceilings and a looming portrait of then-president Eisenhower.”