(Marines sounding off.)
The title says it all -- “A Few Good Men” is about the Marines, and military culture -- the importance of following orders, supporting your unit, and the commanding officer’s responsibilities as a leader. Above all, this story is about how to handle problems within the chain of command – which becomes the play’s central issue.
“If you’re a PFC, and you have a problem, who do you take that problem to?”
“Sir, your corporal, sir!”
“If you’re a corporal, and you have a problem, who do you take that problem to?”
“Sir, your sergeant, sir!”
“Private Santiago of Delta Squad has laid waste our priorities, and made wretched our code. Priorities!”
"A Few Good Men" continues through May 23rd at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.