Actually, as far as I know, no one is actually working on a musical version of Twelve Angry Men. Or Inherit the Wind, for that matter. However, I, your humble blogger, am bound to perform my civic duty tomorrow. In Massachusetts, we have a one day/one trial jury duty system, which basically means that, if you're not picked for a trial on the first day, you're off the hook for the rest of the week, and indeed for another three years.
But why am I telling you all this? ("And you a...perfect stranger...") Well, because if I do get seated on a trial, it may cut significantly into my blogging time. I've never been picked before. This could be because I'm a journalist, or perhaps not, but I always get disqualified at some point in the process. I certainly do my best to appear surly, opinionated, and intransigent. (Well, actually, I don't really have to work very hard to appear surly, opinionated, and intransigent...)
So, odds are that, within a few days, I'll be back to being surly, opinionated, and intransigent about the stuff that really matters in life: musical theater. But if by some slight chance I am picked for a jury, I'll be sure to make mental notes about how I can turn the whole adventure into a Broadway show. Or at least a blog post or two.