Marian Players’ Production of A Few Good Men Opens Tonight

Promotional picture for the movie A Few Good Men. (Photo Credit: The Movie Rap)

(COVINGTON, La.) — A Few Good Men will continue a tradition of theater that has lasted for 32 years thanks to the Marian Players, a group dedicated to St. Paul’s that sets up two productions every year.

The play showcases on: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26 at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

It is directed by Gordon Carmadelle and is based on the 1989 Broadway play written by Aaron Sorkin that was later made into a 1992 legal drama film. Tickets can be purchased online on the St. Paul’s website. General admission is $15 and student admission is $10.

The poster for the St. Paul’s production. (Photo Credit: Spence Gremillion)

The play is the story of a court-martial of two United States Marines charged with the murder of another Marine and the hardships of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their suspects.

Carmadelle said that he picked the play because of the solid material, challenge for the actors, and ability to entertain it has to offer. It was arduous to pick the roles, but Carmadelle said that he believes the actors and actresses are well suited and have great character.

One comment

  1. The “modern” theatre tradition at Saint Paul’s actually dates back to 1969 when I was hired by Principal Brother Ephrem to reactivate the theatre program. The first major production of that era was “Montage of Time,” a musical written by an affiliate of the Christian Bothers and was loosely based on the very controversial Broadway musical ”Hair.” It was one of the first bi-racial high school plays in this area, The cast and crew included SPS, SSA, and public school students, along with seminary students from Saint Joseph’s Abbey, including the present Archbishop. After a lengthy run locally, the acclaimed production was featured at the annual Louisiana Thespian Convention .



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