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A FEW GOOD MEN, Town and Country Players, 03/25/2017

Show: A FEW GOOD MEN
Theater: Town and Country Players
Theater Website: http://www.townandcountryplayers.org/
Theater Phone: (214) 348-7566

Start date of auditions: 03/25/2017


A Few Good Men
A Drama by Aaron Sorkin

Show Dates: June 9,10,16,17,23,24 at 8:00 PM
June 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM
There may be additional benefit performances scheduled on Tuesday or Wednesday evening, or on Saturday afternoon.
The dates for these will be provided at the audition.

Audition Dates and Times:
Auditions and Callbacks will be held by appointment at the theater in Holloway Hall.
The entrance to Holloway Hall can be found at the back of the building. There will be signs to assist you.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:00 – 5:00pm
Callbacks by invitation only – Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00 – 10:00pm

Audition appointments can be scheduled by sending an e-mail to director Nancy Ridgeway at Ridgeway.Nar@gmail.com. Your audition date and time will be confirmed by e-mail and sides will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen after audition appointments. Walk-ins should not arrive earlier than 3:00PM on either audition day.

Upon confirmation of your audition appointment, audition materials will be emailed to you by the show’s Producer, Jillian Ambs.

Rehearsals will begin in late March. A copy of the rehearsal schedule will be provided to you at auditions. Please note, this production may require weekday benefit performances on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for the weeks in between public performances and also possibly on Saturday afternoon of the 2nd week. Auditioners must be available to perform for all benefits scheduled.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue showcasing your abilities.
2. In addition to your monologue, you will be asked to read sides from the show.
Sides will be emailed to you prior to your audition. Printed sides will also
be available during auditions. Sides do not have to be memorized.
3. Please bring a photograph (the photo will not be returned), your theater resume,
and a list of your conflicts from March 27th – June 25th.

Male auditioners who are cast in this show will be required to
maintain an acceptable a military hairstyle.

For more information or questions contact Director, Nancy Ridgeway at Ridgeway.Nar@gmail.com

Location:
Auditions & Callbacks
Town and Country Players – Holloway Hall
The entrance to Holloway Hall can be found at the back of the building.
There will be signs to assist you.
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA
http://www.townandcountryplayers.org/directions/

Contact Information:
Director: Nancy Ridgeway Ridgeway.Nar@gmail.com
Producer: Jillian Ambs

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men tells the story of the trial of two young Marines falsely accused of murdering a fellow soldier. Their attorneys, Navy Lt. JG Daniel Kaffee and Lt Commander Joanne Galloway discover the truth, and must push through the marine code of honor to bring that truth to light. Based on events that took place at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, A Few Good Men is a riveting drama that investigates both the loyalty shared among combat soldiers, and an attorney’s obligation to zealously represent a client. A hit on the Broadway stage, A Few Good Men is as timely today as the day it was written.

Character Descriptions:
Please note that the age ranges listed correspond to the age of the character, not necessarily the age of the person cast in the role.

Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson (Male, 18-20’s) Accused of murdering Private William Santiago. Dawson is slightly faster on his feet than Downey, and tends to make decisions for both of them. Dawson has the utmost respect for military protocol and honor.

Pfc. Louden Downey (Male, 18-20’s) Accused of murdering Private William Santiago in conspiracy with Dawson. Downey usually follows Dawson’s lead. He believes completely in the military ideals of honor and integrity, and that makes it hard for him to admit that any of his commanding officers have led him astray.

Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg (Male, 30’s) A good friend of Daniel Kaffee’s and an experienced litigation lawyer. Sam is the voice of reason, using wit and sarcasm to assist Kaffee and Galloway.

Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee (Male, 30’s) The son of a former Attorney General of the USA, Kaffee is a great attorney who doesn’t seem to know or care just yet. He appears to be marking time in the Navy and at the opening of the play he is far more concerned about his office softball team than the cases he’s working on. As he gets more involved in this case, his priorities start to change.

Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway (Female, 30’s) The only woman in the play, she’s worked hard to come as far as she has. Galloway first brings enough attention to the case to have Whitaker discuss it at a meeting, and then talks her way into being assigned as a second lawyer, so each defendant has one of their own. She is extremely intelligent, and sometimes gets into trouble for saying exactly what she thinks.

Capt. Isaac Whitaker (Male, 30’s – 50’s) Whitaker is in charge of the military lawyers in Washington, D.C. He allows Joanne Galloway to work on the case even though Kaffee was the only lawyer officially assigned to it.

Capt. Matthew A. Markinson (Male, 40’s to 50’s) A devoted and lifetime marine, stationed on Guantanamo Bay, under Colonel Jessep, He suggested transferring Santiago off the base, but Jessep chose not to. Markinson is all about honor, code, and country.

Pfc. William T. Santiago (Male, 20’s) Santiago is a troubled Marine. He’s not particularly good at being a solider. He dies before the action of the play begins, but will appear in flashbacks.

Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep (Male, 50’s to 60’s – must be physically fit) The youngest Colonel in the North American Command, he makes sure everyone knows how good he is at being in control. Often, he chooses to appear powerful rather than to make prudent, life- saving decisions. He has the utmost faith in his own authority as a Marine, and in the sanctity of the Marine Corps.

Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick (Male, 30’s) Commander of the Windward wall (the side of the base where Santiago was stationed) on the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay. He believes in the Holy Bible and the marine corps.

Lt. Jack Ross (Male, 30’s) An experienced prosecutor assigned to prosecute Dawson and Downey. He knows Kaffee will plea bargain this case and is counting on it. He and Kaffee are friends through softball even though they are often on opposite sides of cases.

Jeffrey Owen Howard (Male, 20’s) Marine corporal who testifies during the trial

Julius Alexander Randolph (Male, 50’s and up)Judge who resides over the general court martial of Dawson and Downey.

Walter Stone (30’s to 40’s)Medical doctor who testifies to the cause of death of Santiago.

Marines, Sailors, M.P.’s, Lawyers, etc. (Various ages) We will be casting and potentially double/triple casting these small but significant roles to round out the cast

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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