WHAT: City Theatre of Independence presents the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men,” by Aaron Sorkin (1989), directed by Nancy Eppert and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. The play, of course, led to the hit movie starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 9-10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Dinner theater is 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Powerhouse Theatre at Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion, St., Independence.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students (with student ID) and those 60-older. Military discount of $2 or all active or retired military personnel. For online sales on Ticketleap use the code “USA1.” Dinner theater tickets are $30. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at citytheatreofindependence.org or by calling 816-325-7367.
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: Sorkin's debut as a Broadway writer tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay accused of murder in the death of a fellow Marine. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain. Prodded by the lawyer from internal affairs, he makes a valiant effort to defend his clients, and in doing so puts the military mentality and Marine code of honor on trial, as they uncover a high-level conspiracy designed to eliminate weaker soldiers in the name of patriotism. (from samuelfrench.com)
Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson: John Grow
Pfc. Louden Downey: Kyle Hammond
Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg: Jesse Hamm
Lt. J.G. Daniel Kaffee: Michael Wolowicz
Lt. Commander Joanne Galloway: Jennifer Davis
Cpt. Isaac Whitaker/sentry: Stephen Howard
Cpt. Matthew Markinson: Greg Lane
Pfc. William Santiago: Jorge Araujo
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep: Jonathan Fly
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick: Jonathan Specht
Lt. Jack Ross: Brian Larios
Cpl. Howard: Jeremy Walter
Cpt. Randolph: John Eppert
Commander Walter Stone/sentry: Alan Hainkel
Orderly/sentry/Tom/Pfc. Dunn: William Maichel
Sargeant At Arms/MP: John Felton
Cpl. Hammaker/JAG Lawyer: Caleb Geno
– Compiled by Mike Genet