Theater Troupe to present ‘A Few Good Men’
FORT KENT, Maine — The UMFK Theater Troupe will present “A Few Good Men,” next week at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Fox Auditorium.
“I chose this play because it was lighter than our fall production and I thought it would be fun for the audience and actors,” said Director Caryn Cleveland Short. Last fall, the troupe performed “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
“A Few Good Men,” written by Aaron Sorkin, earned fame in a movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.
“Set in the military in the late 1980s, it is the story of two young Marines who were ordered to perform a “Code Red” on a fellow marine who subsequently died,” Cleveland Short said. “The characters are memorable as they face off:”
Sam Levasseur plays the role of Daniel Kaffee and Jake Theriault takes on the role of Colonel Nathan Jessup in the UMFK production. These roles were memorably played by Cruise and Nicholson, respectively, in the movie, with the famous climactic scene in which Jessup shouted the now iconic phrase “You can’t handle the truth.”
Marty Jandreau of St. Francis will return to the stage in “A Few Good Men” after a 30-year break from acting. Jandreau recently returned to the St. John Valley from Maryland to live near his parents. In the past he has appeared on the Fox Auditorium stage in productions “Hair” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
“I’m really enjoying myself,” Jandreau said, adding there has been one obstacle to rehearsals.
“The flu was a challenge for pretty much everybody,” he said.
Fortunately, everyone managed to recover from the illness and get back in the swing of rehearsing for the play, which Cleveland Short said is back on track.
The troupe will present “A Few Good Men” Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Fox Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person and free to students with a valid Bengal Badge.
Adam Wilcox, Aderinola Awomodu, Alex Lynch, Alexis (Bug) Wilson, Attilio Aviles, Caleb Anderson, Emily Little, George Safonov, Harper Forrester, Jacob Beauchesne, Jake Theriault, Jenacie Klinger, Justin Kemp, Katrina Walls, Kala Grant, Marty Jandreau, Sam Levasseur, Wyatt Condon.
Allencia Smith, Elysia Wilson, Megan Cole, Megan White, and Sarah Watt.