Zach Curtis to Direct A FEW GOOD MEN at Bloomington Civic Theatre

June 7
12:06 PM 2012


Bloomington Theatre and Art Center today announced A Few Good Men, a Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT) production taking place in the Black Box Theater September 14 – October 7. A Few Good Men is directed by Zach Curtis.

A Few Good Men is a well-known play-turned-film by Aaron Sorkin (writer of The West Wing and The American President), produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City. You may be familiar with the movie starring Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and Tom Cruise; now see the more powerful and more intimate, original stage play.  A Few Good Men is based on a true story of military lawyers at a court-martial defending two U.S. Marines who were accused of murder - and in the process, uncover a high-level conspiracy.


The cast of BCT's production of A Few Good Men includes Shad Cooper as 'Kaffee', Mike Postle as 'Sam', Emma Gochberg as 'Joanne', Eric Webster as 'Jessep', Dwight Gunderson as 'Markinson', Stephen Frethem as 'Kendrick', Josh Carlson as 'Dawson', A.J. Swanson as 'Downey', Randy Funk as 'Ross', DAnn Peterson as 'Whitaker', Joel Raney as 'Stone', Charles Numerich as 'Judge Randolph', Corey Boe as 'Howard', Michael Terrell Brown as 'Santiago', and  Joe Heaney as various roles.

Zach Curtis returns to BCT for his fourth production, after having staged The 39 StepsTwelve Angry Men andPrisoner of Second Avenue. For six years, he was the Artistic Director for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji; Minnesota's longest running summer stock theater. In a previous life he was Artistic Director for Fifty Foot Penguin Theater in Minneapolis. He has directed over 75 professional productions, including the Actors Equity Showcase of A Streetcar Named Desire, the area premiere of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, and the stagings of The Who's TommyChicago and Sisters of Swing with Pioneer Place Theater Company in St. Cloud. His stagings have also been seen at Park Square Theatre, The Commonweal, Jon Hassler Theater, Theatre L'Homme Dieu and Actors Theatre of Minnesota.

A Few Good Men runs Friday, September 14 through Sunday, October 7. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There is no performance on Thursday, September 20, but there is one Wednesday evening performance on October 3.  The Friday September 28 performance is Audio Described, and the Friday October 5 performance is ASL interpreted for the hearing impaired. A post-show 'talk-back' with the cast and crew takes place after the Sunday matinee on September 16. All performances are held in the Black Box Theater at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. in Bloomington, MN. All seating is general admission, and tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for ages 25 and under, and may be purchased by calling the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center Box Office at 952-563-8575, or online at

BCT is a program of Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2009 from the merger of the Bloomington Civic Theatre and Bloomington Art Center. BTAC offers high quality Theater Productions, art education for children and adults, and visual arts exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists from Minnesota and surrounding states.

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