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Frisch Drama Society Produces ‘A Few Good Men’

April 16, 2019

The Yeshivat Frisch Drama Society put on a gripping production of Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men” on April 7 and 8. Set in Guantanamo Bay in the 1980s, the play follows two marines on trial in a military court for the murder of a weaker soldier in their own unit. The heroes of the play are military lawyers, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Joanne Galloway (played by Molly Lopkin) and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (played by Shifra Dimbert). Galloway and Kaffee realize that the case is more complicated than first meets the eye, and despite past failures (for Galloway) and a penchant for plea bargains (for Kaffee), refuse to let the case drop before uncovering the truth about a superior officer’s role in the crime.

Frisch Drama Society Director Danny Hoffman said he chose the play because it provides many interesting ideas for the students to think about and discuss. This is Hoffman’s second year directing the Frisch spring production, taking over from Rabbi Dr. John Krug, who continues to serve in a mentorship role.

The production starred actors Daniella Atiya, Max Burgida, Addie Coates, Mia Cohen, Shifra Dimbert, JJ Feit, Dalia Goldstein, Maayan Keigher, Kayla Kramer, Lily Levine, Jemma Lifschitz, Molly Lopkin, Tzvi Mershon, Sophie Ostrove, Dylan Speiser, Tamara Sragow and Tzipora Lifschitz. Orly Hahn and Kaylie Jacobs served as associate directors, with Hannah Finkelshteyn as production designer, Jarret Lazarus and Daphna Cohen as assistant stage managers and Margalit Ramirez on tech.

Photos of the production courtesy of Jonathan Sarasohn.