Alley Theatre Creates an Epic Production of A Few Good Men, Returning Aaron Sorkin to its stage.
February 20, 2013
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Alley Theatre Creates an Epic Production of A Few Good Men, Returning Aaron Sorkin to its stage.
- Cast, Creative Team Announced; Runs March 1 through March 24 on Hubbard Stage
HOUSTON, TX – Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.
Aaron Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose film credits include The Social Network, Moneyball, Charlie Wilson's War, and the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Sorkin's HBO hit series, The Newsroom, debuted in 2012 bringing in an average of 7 million viewers per episode. Sorkin produced and wrote the television series Sports Night, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing The West Wing, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years, two Peabody Awards and the Humanitas Prize.
Aaron Sorkin returns to the Alley Theatre after The Farnsworth Invention in 2009 with this captivating courtroom drama. A Few Good Men ran for nearly 500 performances on Broadway in 1989, became an Oscar-nominated film in 1992 and was re-conceived for a 2005 London revival. This taut, tense thriller, originally inspired by true events, erupts when two Marines are accused of the hazing death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. This hard-hitting, suspenseful story puts the Marine code of honor on trial.
"Sorkin’s plays live in a way most theatre writing doesn’t," Artistic Director Gregory Boyd says. "As scene follows scene his plays have a tempo-rhythm, a quickening and almost musical life – in orchestrating the entire event, Sorkin uses all the tools. His writing is alive – and he is, and rightly, a model of contemporary dramatic storytelling. We’re very pleased to welcome him back to the Alley’s stage."
The cast of A Few Good Men featuresAlley Theatre Resident Company Members Jeffrey Bean as Cmdr. Walter Stone, James Black as Capt. Matthew A. Markinson, Emily Neves as Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway, David Rainey as Judge Julius Alexander Randolph, Jay Sullivan as Cpl. Howard, and Todd Waite as Capt. Isaac Whitaker.
Making their Alley Theatre debuts are Max Carpenter as Pfc. Louden Downey, Robert Eli as Lt. Jack Ross, David Pegram as Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson, Michael Schantz as Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick, Lee Sellars as Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep, Jeremy Webb as Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee, and Jared Zirilli as Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg.
Houston actors making their Alley debuts are Daniel Bevan, Andrew Garrett, Dain Geist, Darnea S. Olson, Benjamin Reed and Tristien Marcellous Winfree.
Houston actors returning to the Alley stage include Ross Bautsch, Mark Jackson, and Justin O’Brien.
A Few Good Men features scenic design by Takeshi Kata and costume design by Alejo Vietti. Lighting design is by David Lander with sound design by Jill BC DuBoff, Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner and Technical Advisor Steve Waldner.
A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, March 1, opens officially Wednesday, March 6, and runs through Sunday, March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Aaron Sorkin won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the Critics’ Choice Award for his screenplay The Social Network. The film received critical praise appearing in over 350 top 10 critics lists around the country. He recently won the Critics’ Choice Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for the adapted screenplay, Moneyball. The film earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Sorkin's HBO hit series, The Newsroom, debuted in 2012 bringing in an average of 7 million viewers per episode. Set behind the scenes at a cable news show, the ensemble cast is headed up by Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterston. Sorkin is currently writing the second season, which was ordered almost immediately after the series premiere.
Sorkin made his Broadway playwriting debut with the military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, for which he received the John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Playwright. His film adaptation of the play was nominated for four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay. He followed this success with the screenplays for Malice and The American President. Sorkin produced and wrote the television series Sports Night, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing The West Wing, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on The West Wing, Sorkin received numerous accolades, including two Peabody Awards and the Humanitas Prize.
In 2006, Sorkin wrote and produced the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also wrote the 2007 film Charlie Wilson’s War and returned to Broadway that year with his play, The Farnsworth Invention (Alley 2009).
ABOUT THE CAST
Ross Bautsch (Pfc. William T. Santiago) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Houston theatre credits include The Submission with Black Lab Theatre; Dog Act, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck and The Coast of Utopia: Salvage at Mainstreet Theatre; Wait Until Dark at Texas Rep; Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman (Ted Swindly Productions/Lanfour Productions), and Lucia di Lammermoor at Houston Grand Opera. International theatre credits include Take Me with You with Starving Artists Theatre Company. Film credits include Zombex, The Ghosts of Los Angeles and Suitemates. Voiceover credits include Un-Go and Spriggen with Sentai Filmworks. Mr. Bautsch has a BFA from the University of Southern California.
Jeffrey Bean (Dr. Stone) is in his 18th season as an Alley Company Artist and has appeared in over 100 Alley productions since 1989. Recently he has appeared in Clybourne Park as Russ/Dan, Death of a Salesman as Charley, November as Charles Smith and Black Coffee as Dr. Carelli. Previous Alley highlights include Amadeus as Salieri, Boeing-Boeing as Robert, The Farnsworth Invention as David Sarnoff, Cyrano de Bergerac as Cyrano, The Scene as Charlie, Doubt as Father Flynn, Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick, The Pillowman as Michal, Hapgood as Ridley, Twelfth Night as Feste, The Importance of Being Earnest as Algernon, Billy Bishop Goes to War as Billy Bishop, Gross Indecency as Oscar Wilde, Arms & the Man as Bluntschli and Stones in His Pockets as Charlie Conlon, et al. Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing as Francis and Amadeus as Kappelmeister Bonno. Television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. www.jeffreybean.com
James Black (Capt. Matthew A. Markinson) is in his 25th consecutive season at the Alley Theatre in over 100 productions. Notable appearances include Black Coffee as Poirot, Noises Off as Lloyd Dallas, The Seafarer as Sharky, The Seagull as Trigorin, Dividing the Estate as Lewis Gordon, August: Osage County as Steve, Peter Pan as Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling, Harvey as Elwood P. Dowd, Our Town as Stage Manager, Rock ‘n’ Roll as Max, The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside, Othello as Iago, Treasure Island as Silver, Hitchcock Blonde as Hitch, A Moon for the Misbegotten as James Tyrone Jr., Orson’s Shadow as Olivier, The Crucible as Proctor, After the Fall as Quentin, Sherlock Holmes as Moriarty, Hamlet as Claudius, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as George, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest as McMurphy, How I Learned to Drive as Uncle Peck, A View From the Bridge as Eddie Carbone and Not About Nightingales as Butch O’Fallon among others. Directing credits include Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane, Doubt, Glengarry Glen Ross, Our Lady of 121st Street, Of Mice and Men, and As Bees in Honey Drown among others. Film and television credits include Olympia, The Man with the Perfect Swing, Houston: The Legend of Texas, Fire and Rain, Challenger, Night Game, and Killing in a Small Town. He received the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor for Not About Nightingales and a BackStage West Garland Award for A View from the Bridge.
Max Carpenter (Pfc. Louden Downey) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Theatre credits include Orlando in As You Like It at South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Kenny in Wake-Up at Cherry Lane Theater and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at NYU. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU and What Would You Do on ABC. He has a BFA in Drama from NYU where he was awarded a Tisch drama award.
Robert Eli (Lt. Jack Ross) most recently appeared as Brick in the Flat Rock Playhouse’s Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. New York credits include Tartuffe on Broadway at the Roundabout; Saturn Returns at Lincoln Center; The Pretty Trap at Theatre Row; The Drunk at Centerstage; and John Gabriel Borkman at The Century Center. Regional credits include Bell, Book and Candle at Long Wharf and Hartford Stage; The 39 Steps and Macbeth at Hartford Stage; Moving Picture, Caligula, Polaroid Stories, and The King Stag at Williamstown; The Cherry Orchard and Twelfth Night at Chautauqua; All My Sons at The Delaware Theatre Company; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Germany at The English Theatre of Frankfurt. Television credits include Fringe, All My Children, Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Robert is a proud graduate of The Juilliard School, Group 37.
Emily Neves (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway) is returning for her fourth season as an Alley Company Artist. She was last seen at the Alley in Clybourne Park as Betsy/Lindsey, A Christmas Carol as Fred’s Wife/Belle, Death of a Salesman as Miss Forsythe, Amadeus, August: Osage County as Jean Fordham, Peter Pan as Michael/Jane, A Behanding in Spokane as Marilyn, Boeing-Boeing as Gloria, Harvey as Ruth Kelly, R.N., Our Town as Rebecca Gibbs, The Farnsworth Invention as Pem, Rock ‘n’ Roll as Esme/Alice,The Man Who Came to Dinner as June, Cyrano de Bergerac as Prostitute/Musician/Sister Claire and understudied the role of Janis Joplin as speaking in Love, Janis. Other theatre credits include The Emperor’s New Clothes as Princess Liane with The Houston Children’s Theatre Festival. Film credits include Starship Troopers: Invasion as Trig, MagCrew as Addison and Apart as young Julie Gates. She is a voice artist with Seraphim Studios and Funimation Entertainment, most notably appearing in Grave of the Fireflies, Halo Legends as Spartan in "The Babysitter", Angel Beats as Angel, and Clannad as Kotomi. She recently graduated cum laude from the BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship Program at Texas State University. While at Texas State, Emily performed at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. as part of a national finalist team in the Irene Ryan acting competition. Emily is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
David Pegram (Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson) is honored to be performing on the Alley Theatre stage. Broadway credits include Pvt. David Taylor and Baby Joey in War Horse. Off-Broadway credits include Malcolm in Broke-Ology. He has a BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. David was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of HSPVA.
David Rainey (Judge Randolph) is in his 13th season as an Alley Company Artist. Recent appearances include Albert/Kevin in Clybourne Park; Bert/Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol; Dwight Grackle in November; Ben in What We’re Up Against; Rogers in And Then There Were None; Sterling in Mauritius; Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld in Eurydice; title role Othello; To Kill a Mockingbird; Subject to Fits; The Miser; The Pillowman; The Crucible; The Exonerated; Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog for which he received a Best Actor award from the Houston Press and a Best Actor nomination, Jeff Awards and Black Theatre Alliance Awards; Of Mice and Men and You Can’t Take It With You. Other credits include National Actors Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Acting Company, NY Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Steppenwolf, Hartford Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Guthrie, Crossroads Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, among others. Film and television credits include Cosby, Law & Order, Vengeance Unlimited, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Lowball, North Starr, Hell Swarm, Starforce, Multifacial, and The ‘M’ Word. Education includes Eastern New Mexico Univ. and Juilliard where he received the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize. He is the Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company and on the drama faculty at UH Downtown.
Michael Schantz (Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick) is making his Alley Theatre debut. New York theatre credits include The Tutors as Joe, Henry IV, Part I as Hal, inhabited as Spider and Burn This as Burton. Regional theatre credits include As You Like It as Jacques with NYU Continuum Company, Florence, Italy; Arms and the Man as Major Sergius Saranoff at the Guthrie; The Winter’s Tale as Leontes at Chautauqua Theatre Co.; and Neon Mirage, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and Hum of the Arctic all at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Film credits include First World Problem, Autumn Whispers, After She’s Gone and Candlesticks. Mr. Schantz received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
Lee Sellars (Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Broadway credits include West Side Story as Officer Krupke and Talk Radio. Other theatre credits include Tales From Hollywood as Odon von Horvath at the Guthrie Theatre; The Puppetmaster of Lodz at Berkshire Theatre Festival; Twelve Angry Men, The Subject Was Roses and The Pillowman at George Street Playhouse; Pig Farm, The Overwhelming, The God of Hell, Sonia Flew, Rounding Third, and Flag Day at CATF; A Small Melodramatic Story at LAByrinth Theater Company; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at Arden Theatre; The Pavilion at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Inventing Van Gogh at City Theatre; The Alchemist at Classic Stage Company; and The Grey Zone at Long Wharf Theatre. Film and television credits include Unforgettable, Delocated, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order, Savages, Tenderness, Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order: CI, Rocket Science, The Black Donnellys, The Sopranos, ER, Chicago Hope and Groundhog Day.
Jay Sullivan (Cpl. Howard)is an Alley Company Artist having previously appeared in Clybourne Park as Jim/Tom/Kenneth, Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee as Richard Amory, Red as Ken, Peter Pan as Peter, Our Town as George Gibbs and Eurydice as Orpheus. Jay recently made his Broadway debut in Jerusalem as Lee. Other theatre credits include the original productions of Durango as Red Angel/Bob at The Public Theatre and Longwharf, DogSeesGod as Matt/Pigpen at Soho Repertory Theatre, Orestes: A Tragic Romp as Orestes at The Folger and Two River Theatre, and The Bilbao Effect as Grole Andacht at The Center for Architecture, as well as The History Boys as Dakin for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination, and Rock ‘n’ Roll as Stephen at The Studio Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and The Unidentified. He is a graduate of Florida State University.
Todd Waite (Capt. Isaac Whitaker) is in his 12th season as an Alley Company Artist. Mr. Waite has appeared in over 60 productions including five Christmas seasons of the one-man show, The Santaland Diaries. Other shows include Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes, Rock ‘n’ Roll as Jan, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? as Martin, Noises Off as Frederick Fellowes, Pygmalion as Henry Higgins, Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster, Hapgood as Kerner, Art as Ivan, Stones in His Pockets as Jake, and The 39 Steps as Richard Hannay. Previously Mr. Waite spent six seasons with the Shaw Theatre Festival, played Enjolras in the Canadian premiere of Les Miserables and guest-starred on all major U.S. and Canadian networks. He was also the Senior Resident Director for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ in Las Vegas. Awards include the Critic’s Choice Award for Intimate Exchanges at Dallas Theater Center and a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the world premiere of The Coronation Voyage. A recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for master actor/teacher, his private students attend Juilliard, Yale, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Stella Adler School, as well as Stage Door, Interlochen, and Houston’s High School for the Performing Arts.
Jeremy Webb (Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee) is making his Alley Theatre debut. He appeared in New York in The Visit (Broadway, The Actors Fund); The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center Theater, and the original cast recording; The Baltimore Waltz, Tabletop, Photograph 51 and BFF. Other credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, L.A. Theatre Works, workshops of The Royal Family of Broadway, Dance of the Vampires, Yeast Nation, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington, McCarter, The Hangar and Cleveland Play House. Webb received a Drama Desk Award for Tabletop, Connecticut Critics Circle Award for The Laramie Project; and Helen Hayes and SALT Award nominations. Film and television includes Love Walked In, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI and The Guiding Light. Training was at The North Carolina School of the Arts.
Jared Zirilli (Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg) is making his Alley Theatre debut. Most recently he appeared in the New York City industry reading of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway directed by Susan Stroman. Select New York/Tour credits include the original Broadway cast of Lysistrata Jones, Fiyero Cover in Wicked, Fat Camp Off-Broadway, Jacob in Twilight: The Musical, originated the role of Beto in Bare - A Rock Opera, Peter and I with Araca Prods and Hot Mess In Manhattan with Araca Prods. Regional credits include lead roles in the D.C. Premiere of Altar Boyz, Light in the Piazza at MSMT, Equity Regional Premiereof RENT, Aida at Drury Lane Chicago, As You Like it, and Midsummer. Television credits include co-starring on Pan Am and Blue Bloods. Film credits include Three of a Kind and Julia. Host of Broadway Boo’s with Jared Zirilli on Broadwayworld.com. www.JaredZirilli.com
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Gregory Boyd (Director) is celebrating his 23rd season at the Alley. During his tenure the Alley has risen in national and international prominence, winning the Special Tony Award and experiencing record transferring its productions to major European Festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale), Broadway, and on tour to 40 American cities. Boyd’s addition of artistic associates has enhanced the Alley’s visibility and reputation worldwide; while his commitment to maintaining a resident company of actors has made the Alley unique among American theatre companies. This season, he will direct Death of a Salesman and The Elephant Man. Boyd has served as Panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. He has taught on the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon, Williams College, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina, where he headed the Professional Theatre Training Program. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and at Carnegie-Mellon.
Takeshi Kata (Scenic Design) returns to the Alley having previously designed Red, The Farnsworth Invention, Subject to Fits, The Clean House and Orson’s Shadow. New York credits include Outside People (Vineyard), Adding Machine, Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Group), Storefront Church, Through a Glass Darkly, Port Authority, Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic Theatre Co.), Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), and Gone Missing (The Civilians). Regionally Kata has worked at American Players Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theatre Center, Ford’s Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Kirk Douglas, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum, Nashville Opera, The Old Globe, Skylight Opera, Steppenwolf, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Yale Rep. Kata has won an Obie Award and has been nominated for a Drama Desk and Barrymore awards. He is an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts.
Alejo Vietti (Costume Design) returns to the Alley having previously designed Noises Off, What We’re Up Against, The Seagull, Pygmalion, August: Osage County, The 39 Steps, Our Town, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mauritius, Eurydice, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Unexpected Guest, Othello, The Scene, Death on the Nile, Tryst, A Christmas Carol and Bad Dates. New York credits include New York City Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Irish Rep, The New Group, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre among others. Regionally he has designed at Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Longwharf Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Minnesota Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Guthrie, Ford’s Theatre DC, New York Stage and Film, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Public, Saint Louis Repertory, Signature Theatre Washington, Arizona Theatre Company, Goodspeed, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, 5th Avenue Seattle, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera Santa Barbara, among others. International credits include The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Donetsk Opera in the Ukraine as well as Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Gold Unit 07/09. He is the Recipient of a 2010 TDF/ Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.
David Lander (Lighting Design) returns to the Alley Theatre having previously designed Ether Dome in 2011 and Othello in 2008. Broadway credits include The Heiress with JessicaChastain and Dan Stevens; The Lyons withLinda Lavin; Master Class with Tyne Daly; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo withRobin Williams which received a Drama Desk Award, Tonyand Outer Critics Nominations for BestLighting Design; 33 Variations with JaneFonda which received Tony and Outer Critics nominations; I Am My Own Wife which received Drama Desk and OuterCritics nominations; A Man for All Seasons, Dirty Blond, and Golden Child. Off-Broadway credits include MTC, NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, PublicTheater, Roundabout Theatre, SignatureTheatre, The Vineyard Theatre amongothers. Regional credits include Ahmanson Theatre, ArenaStage, Cincinnati Playhouse, George StreetPlayhouse, Huntington Theatre, KennedyCenter, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark TaperForum, St. Louis MUNY, The Old Globeamong others. International credits include London,Dublin, Caracas, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney,Melbourne among others.
Jill BC DuBoff (Sound Design) returns to the Alley Theatre where her pervious credits include Black Coffee, The Seafarer, The Monster at the Door, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. Broadway credits include Picnic, Other Desert Cities, Wit, Good People, The Constant Wife, The Good Body, and Bill Maher: Victory . . .Off-Broadway credits include Lincoln Center, Atlantic, MTC, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Vineyard, Second Stage, NYTW, WP, New Georges, Flea, Cherry Lane, Signature, Clubbed Thumb, Culture Project, Actor’s Playhouse, New Group, Promenade, Urban Stages, Houseman, Fairbanks, Soho Rep, and Adobe. Regional credits include Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Bay Street, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Portland Stage, Long Wharf, Kennedy Center, NYS&F, South Coast Rep, Humana, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre, ATF. Film credits include We Pedal Uphill and television credits Comedy Central, and NBC. Radio credits include Studio 360, and WNYC News. Awards include the 2011 Obie for Sustained Excellence, Ruth Morley Design Award, and nominations include the Drama Desk Award and the Henry Hewes Award. She is an Adjunct Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
Steve Waldner (Technical Advisor) entered the Marine Corps in July 1967 and reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego for boot camp training. Upon graduation, he entered the Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Pendleton, where he also went through Basic Infantry Training. From there he went through the Staging Battalion and arrived in Vietnam three weeks before the 1968 Tet Offensive. Assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, an artillery battalion, Steve was involved in 18 major operations and was awarded the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Accommodation Medal with a combat "V" for valor and five other medals. After leaving Vietnam as a Sergeant, he reported to Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. where he was assigned to Alpha Company. He worked in the G3 Division and was given duties with Readiness Central, along with making daily trips to the Pentagon delivering and retrieving top secret documents. Steve was also assigned as aid-decamp to the Commandant of the Marine Corps for a dinner at the White House in honor of King Faisal from Saudi Arabia. Steve was discharged in 1971 and returned to Houston.
ABOUT THE ALLEY THEATRE
The Alley Theatre is a nationally recognized Theatre Company based in Houston, Texas. The Alley was founded in 1947 and is one of the few US companies with a commitment to resident artists. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire of innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and new works in its 11 production season. The Alley has brought its productions to Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, 40 American cities, to Berlin, Paris, and St. Petersburg, as well as to major European festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale). A recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley has premiered plays by Edward Albee, Horton Foote, Robert Wilson, Rajiv Joseph. Kenneth Lin, Eve Ensler, Keith Reddin, and Herbert Siguenza, as well as creating the premieres of the musicals Jekyll & Hyde, The Civil War, and Wonderland. Other notable collaborations include The Roman Plays (with Vanessa Redgrave), Hydriotaphia (by Tony Kushner), and Danton's Death. The Alley’s productions are built and rehearsed in the Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production – a 75,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the theatres themselves and are performed on the 824-seat Hubbard Stage and the 310-seat Neuhaus Stage. The Alley continues to provide its audiences with thought-provoking, diverse and transformative theatre. alleytheatre.org
A Few Good Men is generously sponsored by Premiere Sponsor The Humphreys Foundation, Lead Sponsor Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., and Supporting Sponsors Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., Fulbright & Jaworksi L.L.P. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Alley Theatre is supported by the 2012-2013 season sponsor United Airlines, the official airline of the Alley Theatre.
Tickets to A Few Good Men start at $26. All tickets to A Few Good Men are available for purchase at alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department.
CAPTIONED AND AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Sunday, March 3, 2:30 p.m.
The Alley Theatre offers access services for our deaf or hard of hearing and sight-impaired patrons. Audio Description is provided for each Hubbard Stage production and Open Captioning is offered for every Hubbard Stage and Neuhaus Stage production. To ensure that your seats will accommodate your needs, please call the box office 713.220.5700 when ordering tickets to this performance. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more.
HOME $10 TIX
Sunday, March 3
The Alley Theatre continues its efforts to make the theatre affordable to patrons. Partnering with other social non-profit organizations, the Alley seeks to generate in-kind donations and reward patrons with $10 Tix for select performances. The $10 Tix are available in person only on Sunday, March 3 and are limited to two tickets per person. With your donation, you can purchase two $10 tickets for Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. or Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Donate and purchase in person at the box office (615 Texas Ave.) on Sunday, January 13 only. Limited availability. The $10 Tix partner for A Few Good Men is HOME. The date to donate and purchase is Sunday, January 13, beginning at 11 a.m. The donated items are new, unused AAA and AA batteries.
Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Members of the cast return to the stage following the performance to take questions from the audience. TalkBacks are led by a member of the Alley Artistic Staff.
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Houston's premiere theatre group for gay and lesbian theatre fans and their friends celebrates the Alley Theatre’s production of A Few Good Men. This pre-curtain event is complimentary with your ticket to the Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. performance of A Few Good Men. To buy a ticket, required for this event, use the promo code: ACTOUT. Purchase online at www.alleytheatre.org or call the box office at 713.220.5700.
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