A Few Good Men

Auditions: A Few Good Men

The Henry Players

November 17th & 18th, 2014

Location – “The BOSS”

109 Park 42 Drive

Suite B

Locust Grove, GA 30248

Details

Time Period – 1980s

Settings Of Play – Various locations in Washington, D.C. and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. Summer, 1986. (based on actual events)

In this military courtroom drama by Aaron Sorkin (writer/creator of the TV Show The West Wing), Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee is assigned to defend two Marines, Pfc. Louden Downey and Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson. The two marines are accused of the murder of fellow leatherneck Pfc. William T. Santiago at the base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kaffee generally plea bargains for his clients rather than bring them to trial, which is probably why he was assigned this potentially embarrassing case for the US Military. When Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway is assigned to assist Kaffee, she is convinced that the there is more to the matters at hand than they have been led to believe and convinces her colleagues that the case should go to court. Under questioning, Downey and Dawson reveal that Santiago died in the midst of a hazing ritual known as “Code Red” after he threatened to inform higher authorities that Dawson illegally opened fire on a Cuban watchtower. They also state that the “Code Red” was performed under the orders of Lt. Jonathan Kendrick. Kendrick’s superior, tough-as-nails Col. Nathan Jessup denies any knowledge of the order to torture Santiago, but when Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson confides in Kaffee that Jessup demanded the “Code Red” for violating his order of silence, Kaffee and Galloway have to find a way to prove this in court. The show’s climax culminates in the final courtroom scene and the famous speech given by Col. Nathan Jessup that begins with the phrase, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” This intense show is presented in 2 acts.

LIST OF CHARACTERS

LANCE CPL.  HAROLD W. DAWSON
PFC LOUDEN DOWNEY
LT. J.G. SAM WEINBERG
LY. 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 (JUDGE)
CM DR. WALTER STONE
ENSEMBLE CONSISTING OF MARINES, SAILORS, M.P.’s, LAWYERS, et al.

 

Come prepared with a 1 minute or less dramatic monologue (preferably memorized) and be prepared to stay for a cold read. (reading excerpts from the script with other actors). Director: Elise Dotson, Assistant Director: Jasmine Hughey

All roles available.

Auditions are OPEN.

Show will be performed at The Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough.
Show dates are February 19th – 22nd, 2015.

 

Resume required : No
Headshot required: No
Equity allowed: No
Compensation Offered: No