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Lauren Coughlin, Editor
8:25 am PDT April 19, 2017

There aren’t any set changes, eccentric costumes or dance numbers, yet longtime Malibu High School Theater Director Jodi Plaia will tell you that “Twelve Angry Americans” is the hardest show she has ever directed.

“There’s a table, 12 chairs and a water cooler — that’s it,” said Plaia, adding that another challenge is that the show does not include an intermission.

But the thespians don’t need much, because the underlying message is the star of this particular show — one Plaia coined “a really powerful piece” that is more timely than ever.