What is the setting in Act 1 of Twelve Angry Men?

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The setting of Twelve Angry Men is consistent throughout the play; therefore, the setting of Act 1 is the same as the settings for Acts 2 and 3.  The entire play takes place in the deliberation room of a court house in which twelve jurors are given the job of deciding whether a teenage boy is innocent or guilty of killing his father.  The stage directions explain that the deliberation room contains a conference table, twelve chairs, a water cooler, a few windows, and a few doors.  The stage directions also tell the reader that this play can take place in any city during any time period; therefore, a date or place is not given.