''Its provenance certainly lies in the tradition of courtroom drama and murder mysteries on the one hand — and it's a ripplingly good exemplar of that — but it is a play of characters and relationships as well — much more so than most 'thrillers.' And it has a bighearted love of theater and of language — most thrillers just don't give you that,'' Boyd says. The large cast, filled with Alley regulars and out-of-towners, includes David Pegram and Max Carpenter as the Marines charged with the murder; Jeremy Webb as Daniel Kaffee, the military lawyer who defends them; Emily Neves as JoAnne Galloway, the passionate military lawyer who helps Kaffee; and Lee Sellars as Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep, the accused men's commanding officer. Alley Theatre Resident Company members Jeffrey Bean, James Black, David Rainey, Jay Sullivan and Todd Waite also appear.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through March 24. 615 Texas.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 24, 2013