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|A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin
Do NOT miss "A Few Good Men"|
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 ||
I had the opportunity to go see New Dawn Theater Company's production of "A Few Good Men" and I must say it was very well done!|
From a military standpoint the production required many different types of Marine and Navy uniforms depending on rank, job function or specific duty and each one was "spot on". AND worn correctly. This may not be a big deal if you have no knowledge of the military, but for those who do, it would have ruined the show had it not been done correctly. Fortunately with Martin Gravely (who also played a very strong and confident Capt Jack Ross) serving as military consultant, the military aspect of the production was about as realistic as you can get without using ACTUAL military personnel. The haircuts were all "high and tight" and all of the troops postured themselves with the military bearing of real service men and women. Kudos Martin !!
The part of Col. Nathan Jessup was played by Bill Miller. Miller did a great job of portraying the hardcore Jessup and the court room scene was chilling to say the least.
LtJG's Daniel Kaffee and Sam Weinberg were played by Rick Thompson and Jake Cullens respectively. I found Thompson's delivery style to be a good fit with the sarcastic wit of Cullens. Their comedic chemistry was good and each style complimented the other. Cullens (Weinberg) had some of the funniest lines in the show. His timing was great!
Kristie Krabe did an excellent job playing Lt. Cmdr Joanne Galloway. She was very convincing as the defense lawyer whose passion for justice was second only to her appreciation for the brave Marines who put their lives on the line every day. Kristie....Demi Moore's got nothing on you sister!
I guess the most notable performance has to go to Matthew Carter who portrayed Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson..(one of the Marines accused of murder). Carter's Dawson was the very personification of the GUNG HO Marine. You can always hear a little murmuring in the audience about various things ...but with every line Matthew Carter delivered you could hear a pin drop. He was "all frikkin business" and you walked out of that theater with "Unit, Corps, God, Country" resounding in your head.
This cast was quite large so I can't possible name everyone…but to ALL of the cast I say GREAT JOB !!!
...and as for Sherry Ingbritsen, Director.
From the casting....to the set....to the venue...this was an overall "top notch" production. You pulled strong performances out of all of your actors and put on one heck of a show. CONGRATULATIONS Sherry !!!
GO SEE THIS SHOW !!