ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Community Players Presents “A Few Good Men” with a Few Good Women, Too
Davidson Community Players presents Aaron Sorkin’s powerful play, “A Few Good Men,” for one weekend only over the weekend of August 16-18 at the Armour Street Theatre. This production is the culmination of a two week intensive theatre workshop featuring talented young high school and college aged actors working to further develop their craft. DCP has cast the roles without regard to gender, which shakes up the stereotypes of military characters on stage and film.
This 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 attorney more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by another member of the defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend their clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. The New York Daily News called the play “enormously entertaining.” Nominated for one Tony Award, the play was made into a movie, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
“A Few Good Men” will be performed at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. The production features high school and college-age performers from throughout the region and is directed by Emily Klingman. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7p.m., and Sunday at 2p.m (August 16-18). It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $8 and available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or by visiting the website.
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. In 1996 The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and workshops, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic, and affordable opportunities for both children and adults. For additional details about Davidson Community Players and the Connie Company, visit the website.