April 19, 1996
Marine Courtroom Drama to be Performed
The student theater group at UW-River Falls will offer a production of the Marine Corps drama "A Few Good Men."
The play is produced, designed and directed by members of Masquers student theatre organization. Masquers is an open organization of University students from all fields who are interested in the theater.
The play runs May 2-4, and 9-11 with performances at 8 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theater of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for non-students and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the box office at 715/425-3114.
"A Few Good Men" was the basis for the hit 1992 movie, and tells the courtroom drama story of two young enlisted Marines based in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are accused of murdering one of their fellow squad members.
It is the the job of Lt. J. G. Daniel Kaffee to prove them innocent. But he must first overcome his own arrogance and escape the shadow of his father's successful law career. He is accompanied by his side-kick Lt. Sam Weinberg and a head strong Commander Joanne Galloway. Opposing them are all the rules and regulations of the military and it's judicial system.
Here is a listing of the cast members and their roles, as well as student production members, listed by home town:
Cumberland: Peter LeJeune, Marine.
Green Bay: Jacob Kujaua, Marine; Kelly Campion, stage manager.
Long Lake: Dave Carlson, Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard.
Milwaukee: Christel de'Jesus, Marine.
Monroe: Katy Christensen, Capt. Julia Alexandria Randolph.
New Richmond: Kellie Grengs, costume designer.
River Falls: Aaron Farmer-Kremin, Lt. J.G. Daniel A. Kaffee; Erik Paulson, Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick; Michael Voeks, Marine; Nate Morken, Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson; Tom Steffen, set lighting.
Wausau: Dave Olson, Lt. Jack Ross.
Blaine, Minn.: Amanada Erickson, Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway.
Chanhassen, Minn.: Sarah Barsness, Marine.
Forest Lake, Minn.: Melanie Waldoch, director.
Lake Elmo, Minn.: Chad Peterson, Marine.
Montgomery, Minn.: Tom Simota, Marine.
Owatonna, Minn.: Sharon Ebersberger, sound designer.
St. Cloud, Minn.: Joel Anthony, Capt. Matthew A. Markinson. (Also serving as set designer).
St. Louis Park, Minn: Dave Younger, Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep.
St. Paul: Anthony Ciccnese, Cmdr. Walter Stone; Christopher Meyer, Marine; Colleen Otteson, Marine; Matt Pavik, lighting designer.
Woodbury, Minn.: Dave Menier, Pfc. Louden Downey; Carol Anderson, publicity coordinator; Dennis Groess, Lt. J.G. Sam Weingerg; Ryan Anderson, Pfc. William T. Santiago.