Written by Aaron Sorkin
May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
May 15,22, 29, June 5 at 2pm
Before the award winning film came the Broadway play, written by acclaimed film and television writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, The Newsroom). This electrically charged production interweaves a tale of honor and duty with one’s own moral code.
Set against the backdrop of NAVBASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, two marines find themselves facing a court martial on suspicion of murder. Whether it was murder or they were acting under orders of their higher-ranking officers, a man is dead and someone is going to pay the price.
Their hope: that Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, a softball loving Junior Grade lawyer, is more interested in a plea bargain than what really happened.
Prodded by the only female member of his defense team, Kaffee eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, raises questions of what it means to have honor, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world. Although the circumstances are fuzzy, the need for justice is “crystal clear,” but at what cost? With the current political and ethical national debate centered around the use of torture and ‘how far is too far’ to keep our country safe, A Few Good Men raises questions that are as topical now, as they were 20 years ago.
Thingamajig Theatre Company is delighted to welcome back Craig Dolezal as the affable Kaffe, once again playing opposite the ever-inspiring Dennis Elkins as Colonel Jessup. A perfect way to end the winter season, A Few Good Men will launch us into the lighter summer season with plenty of hearty ideas to chew on.