Drayton Leisure brings courtroom drama A Few Good Males to life

CAMBRIDGE – Can audiences “deal with the reality?” That’s the pivotal query on the centre of the famed authorized drama A Few Good Males, which is able to take the stage this summer season on the Hamilton Household Theatre Cambridge. The hit play about army corruption and the hunt for justice will captivate audiences for 3 weeks solely, July 5 to July 23.

Earlier than its Academy Award-nominated movie adaptation, A Few Good Males was the primary play by then-unknown creator Aaron Sorkin, who famously wrote the script on napkins whereas working as a bartender on Broadway. Sorkin would go on to pen mega TV hits like The West Wing and The Newsroom, and celebrated films like The Social Community, and Moneyball.

Sorkin’s riveting courtroom saga tells the story of two marines who stand accused of killing one in every of their very own on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay and hotshot younger lawyer Daniel Kaffee, who’s tasked with their protection.

“In a world the place the seek for fact is on the forefront within the media and in society, tales like A Few Good Males are extra highly effective and related than ever,” stated Drayton Leisure creative director Alex Mustakas. 

Beneath the path of Skye Brandon, an completed actor and director recognized for his earlier work with Theatre Naught, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and Greystone Theatre, this gripping drama involves life.

The manufacturing boasts a forged led by Tyrell Crews who makes his Drayton Leisure debut as Kaffee. Crews has carried out at theatres throughout the nation, together with Theatre Calgary, the Stratford Pageant, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Nationwide Arts Centre.

Benedict Campbell takes on the position of Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Jessep, the gruff commander of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Recognized for his notable position as Juror Quantity 3 in Drayton Leisure’s 2019 hit manufacturing of Twelve Offended Males, Campbell has carried out for over 40 years with a wide range of corporations in Canada, .

Cailin Stadnyk is Lieutenant Commander Joanne Galloway, a superb and passionate Inside Affairs lawyer who joins Kaffee’s authorized group because the lead investigator. Stadnyk most lately appeared within the Toronto manufacturing of Come From Away earlier than becoming a member of the Nationwide Tour of the manufacturing. 

Mike Shara will tackle the position of Captain Matthew A. Markinson, the second-in-command at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Earlier this season, Shara appeared as Scott Connor in Drayton Leisure’s manufacturing of American Son. 

George Alevizos takes on the roles of lawyer and courtroom reporter. Alevizos is the primary alumnus of a Canadian theatre coaching program who makes use of a wheelchair. He has appeared on stage in productions together with Who’s Afraid of Titus? and  Cell Block Tango: Reimagined. On display, he has been seen on exhibits like Hudson & Rex and Star Trek: Discovery. 

Primarily based on true occasions, Aaron Sorkin was impressed to put in writing A Few Good Males after listening to a narrative a couple of lawyer within the U.S. Navy who defended a bunch of marines accused of hazing a fellow officer. 

Sorkin’s play instantly caught the eye of Hollywood producers who needed to show it right into a film. Sorkin insisted that the script be produced on stage previous to being made into a movie. 

A Few Good Males opened on Broadway on the Music Field Theatre in 1989 and ran for practically 500 performances in whole.

Rob Reiner directed the star-studded 1992 film adaptation that includes Tom Cruise as Kaffee, Jack Nicholson as Jessep, Demi Moore as Galloway, Kiefer Sutherland as Kendrick, Kevin Bacon as Ross, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Hammaker, Kevin Pollack as Weinberg, and lots of different outstanding actors.

On stage till July 23

A Few Good Males is on stage on the Hamilton Household Theatre Cambridge July 5 to July 23.

Common efficiency tickets are $55 for adults, $34 for youth underneath 20 years of age. Tickets for choose Low cost Dates and teams of 20 or extra are $45, and small teams of 10-19 are $50. HST is relevant to all ticket costs. Tickets could also be bought by calling the Field Workplace at 519-621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or on-line at www.draytonentertainment.com.