This summer, 10th grade students were asked to read the play 12 Angry Men for their summer reading assignment. Upon returning to school, students began to analyze and discuss the play in class. Recently, those same students attended a live performance of 12 Angry Men at Syracuse Stage. The play examined the interactions, prejudices, and motives of 12 jurors who were responsible for deciding the fate of a teenage boy accused of murder. The themes explored are as relevant today as they were when the original screenplay was produced for television in 1954. Students also stayed after the play to meet some of the actors and ask questions. Students will continue to discuss this work in the classroom. While students enjoyed the production, they were also expanding on their summer reading and broadening their literary skills across genres.