What happens to Twelve Angry Men when you throw women into the mix? Do they stay angry or do they become a more even-tempered group? You’ll have to come to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse to find out.

The Peter H. Luce Playreaders present a staged reading with both men and women debating the fate of an accused murderer, only this time the play is titled Twelve Angry Jurors. Leslie J. Stark directs the cast made up of Mike Adell, Arnie Reisman, Ellie Beth, Jay Sigler, Esther Hopkins, Connie McCreery, Gaston Vadasz, John Brannen and other Island talent as they perform the classic drama.

Twelve Angry Men was originally broadcast as a television play in 1954 then adapted for the stage and eventually made into a successful film starring Henry Fonda. The 1957 movie was directed by Sidney Lumet, his first in a long line of successes.

A staged reading at the playhouse has been in the works for sometime, Mr. Stark explained. Since 12 Angry Jurors takes place around a table, Mr. Stark said he could get the most interaction between readers, and it would allow for 14 of the 25 or so playreaders an opportunity to perform.

Mr. Stark said the drama, which finds jurors deliberating a homicide case that deals with racial inequality, is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

“It resonates chillingly with what’s gone on in this country over the past several months,” he said.

The Peter H. Luce Playreaders meet every Wednesday at the Tisbury Senior Center and have taken their show on the road to Island libraries, Featherstone Center for the Arts, and other Island venues. This is their first time on the playhouse stage.

Admission to the one-time-only performance is free, but donations to benefit the playhouse are always appreciated. The stage is set for Friday evening, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.