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Algonquin Arts Theatre Presents Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men"

originally published: 02/14/2020

Algonquin Arts Theatre Presents Aaron Sorkin(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- “You can’t handle the truth.” One of the most famous movie lines ever spoken, and it was spoken by the actor once voted Manasquan High School’s Class of 1954 “Class Clown” in the Academy Award-nominated film A Few Good Men.

Jack Nicholson, as Col. Nathan Jessep, won an Oscar for the role in which he exclaimed the famous line from the witness stand at the prompting of Tom Cruise (as Lt. J.G. Daniel A. Kaffee). The line was written by Aaron Sorkin. Before taking this military courtroom drama to Hollywood biggest stars, Sorkin’s breakout hit A Few Good Men debuted on the Broadway stage in 1989.

A Few Good Men was a Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened.

Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

Algonquin Arts Theatre produces four performances of this hit play across the next two weekends, opening on Saturday, February 22 at 8:00pm.  It continues on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm. The second weekend includes a rare leap-day performance on Saturday, February 29 at 8:00pm. The closing performances is Sunday, March 1, at 3:00pm.



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David Sussman plays the role of Col. Jessep and Garrett Gallinot stars as Lt. J.G. Kaffee. Justine Basquill plays Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway, a key member of the defense team. Andrew Young (Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson) and Joseph Bryant (Pfc. Louden Downey) are the defendants.

The cast for director Jan Topoleski also includes Brendan Flanagan, Will Salmons, Charles Deitz, James Beecroft, Matthew Ruf, Mark Regan Jr., Steve Douchette, Mike Kerns, George Signore, John Gekle Jr., Todd Kwitchoff and Donovan Lee.

 

Regular tickets are $32 for adults, $29 for seniors and $23 for students. A limited quantity of premium tickets are available to select performances for $8 more. To order, visit algonquinarts.org or call the Algonquin Box Office at 732-528-9211 (11-4 pm weekdays, 11-2 pm weekends).

The show is recommended for ages 13 and older and includes strong language. Children under age four will not be admitted.

A Few Good Men is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Presents Aaron Sorkin

About Algonquin Arts Theatre

Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.

Located in Manasquan, N.J., AAT is an integral part of the Shore Region, offering broad access to arts experiences across multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through art and music instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience member and performer. The theatre provides a platform for local and regional performers to showcase their work and offers audiences the opportunity to engage very directly and personally in the arts, fostering gr eater participation and providing an engaging means for exploring personal and societal issues through the world of the stage.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided by the Hackensack Meridian Health, the PNC Foundation, the OceanFirst Foundation, the Investors Bank Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of our patrons.


Photo by Michael Franken

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