A Few Good Men

by  Aaron Sorkin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  14m, 1f

"Enormously entertaining." - New York Daily News

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A Few Good Men

by  Aaron Sorkin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    14m, 1f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Docudrama/Historic
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Politics, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Setting: Various locations in Washington, D.C. and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. Summer, 1986.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

14m, 1f
LANCE CPL.  HAROLD W. DAWSON
PFC LOUDEN DOWNEY
LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG
LT. 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.
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Authors

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,

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A Few Good Men was first presented at the Music Box Theater in New York City on November 15, 1989. Directed by Don Scardino.

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