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Few Good Men, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Few Good Men, A

Aaron Sorkin

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Full Length Play, Drama

14m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573700514

"Enormously entertaining." - New York Daily News

"Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine
"Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate." - NY Post

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Docudrama/Historic

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Various locations in Washington, D.C. and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. Summer, 1986.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
"Enormously entertaining." - New York Daily News

"Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine
"Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate." - NY Post

A FEW GOOD MEN was first presented at the Music Box Theater in New York City on November 15, 1989. Directed by Don Scardino.
Characters

CASTING

14m, 1f

LANCE CPL.  HAROLD W. DAWSON
PFC LOUDEN DOWNEY
LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG
LY. J.G. DANIEL A. KAFFEE
LT. CMDR. JOANNE GALLOWAY
CAPT. ISAAC WHITAKER
CAPT. MATTHEW A. MARKINSON
PFC. WILLIAM T. SANTIAGO
LT. COL. NATHAN JESSEP
LT. JONATHAN JAMES KENDRICK
LT. JACK ROSS
CPL. JEFFREY OWEN HOWARD
CAPT. JULIUS ALEXANDER RANDOLPH
CMDR. WALTER STONE
MARINES, SAILORS, M.P.'s, LAWYERS, et al.
Author
Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

Academy-Award® winning writer and renowned playwright Aaron Sorkin graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. The following year saw the debut of his off-Broadway play, Making Movies and in ... view full profile

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Reviews
Yoav Katz 4/2/2014 3:05 AM
Jeremy Simmons 4/23/2013 1:32 AM
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? "Who will guard the guards themselves?"
A Few Good Men takes a biting look into the modern power plays of authority, sexism, politics, law, the military, and morality.  The forceful presence of the Marine Corps officers are offset by the deceptively nonchalant Kaffee, seemingly preoccupied with little else besides his own entertainment.

The dialogue is crisp, witty, and paced well to move the action forward.  Never is there a dull moment or a place where jargon overshadows plot development or characterization.  It is an ideal script for any ensemble of strong males.

Aaron Sorkin fleshes out each character as an individual with intrinsic motives to protect and push.  Beneath the appeals to honor, sacrifice, and duty, we find that these simple words can hold very different meanings.

A Few Good Men delivers on every dramatic level, culminating with the now famous "You can't handle the truth!"

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