A Few Good Men

Rated 3.0

Aaron Sorkin’s military courtroom drama was a Broadway hit in ’89 (and Tim Busfield, who’d soon launch the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, was in the cast). A well-regarded film version followed in ’92. This City Theatre production moves things back onstage, with a big cast (20-plus), featuring veteran community actor Blair Leatherwood as Col. Jessep and Anthony Person, a young, cool actor, as Lt. Kaffee. The story involves the suspicious death of a low-ranking Marine, triggering a conflict between the unofficial military code of honor and official rule of law, fleshed out well by director Lori Ann Delappe-Grondin. Technically a college show, this big project has some momentary glitches with lights and lines, but on the whole, it’s well-acted and quite absorbing. And the clash between competing paradigms of security, loyalty and truth is timeless.
City Theatre, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$15. Art Court Theatre at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Boulevard; (916) 558-2228. www.citytheatre.net. Through March 23. J.H.