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)


Character: Actor

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