Directed by Annette van Roden | 3 Feb – 25 Feb
Pavillion Theatre, Castle Hill – Tickets http://paviliontheatre.org.au/afewgoodmen/
Aaron Sorkin’s ground-breaking debut play, later adapted into the 1992 Academy Award nominated film of the same name, was inspired by actual events that took place at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986.
This Broadway hit tells the story of two military lawyers – one callow and unmotivated, the other impassioned and driven – assigned to represent two United States Marines accused of Conspiracy to Commit Murder of a fellow Marine. In the course of defending their clients, the lawyers uncover a high-level conspiracy designed to eliminate weaker soldiers in the name of patriotism.
A Few Good Men considers the idea that a Marine’s private code of unquestioning loyalty to “Unit, Corps, God, Country”, breeds a dark flipside of self-righteousness.