By Andrew Marini ’13
Brophy/Xavier Theatre will light up the Black Box Theatre with Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men” this fall.
The play will take place Oct. 31 as well as Nov. 1, 3, 7, 8 and 10 at 7p.m.
Senior Kasey Caruso ’13 will star in the production.
Most will know the title from the 1992 film directed by Rob Reiner, which featured Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.
Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is the same in both the play as well as the film.
Sorkin is known more recently for his screenplay in “The Social Network” and “Moneyball” both of which are Academy Award nominees.
The plot circulates around the court martial of two U.S marines charged with murder, and the case their lawyer must present showing what the abuse of power can do especially in the military.
It will be Mrs. Dorthy Dunnion’s first ever repeated play as director, but is one she feels will appeal to both the student actors, as well as the students who will be seeing it. Brophy first put on the play in 2005.
“I wanted to use a play that was appropriate in both size and dramatic effect so I chose one of my favorites,” Mrs. Dunnion said.
The cast is headlined by Caruso, who is playing Lt. Daniel Kaffee, Alexander Khan ’13 who will play Capt. Jack Ross and Chase Frank ’13 who will play Col. Nathan Jessup.
Jackson Santy ’13 and Michael San Roman ’13 will be the student directors.
“This is a talented group of kids,” Caruso said. “We are all really excited to come together and put on an excellent performance for everyone.”
Mrs. Dunnion said she expects the play to be “terrific.”
“One of the things best about this play is, although treating a sore subject about abuse of power, is that it is thoroughly entertaining,” Mrs. Dunnion said.
Tickets will be sold for $7 the week of Oct. 30.