Lt. Daniel Kaffee is a military lawyer defending two U.S. Marines charged with killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer, Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway, convinces him that the accused marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. Kaffee takes a risk by calling Col. Nathan R. Jessup to the stand in an effort to uncover the conspiracy.
The show runs Oct. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. It is dedicated to veterans, but acknowledges the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th in a special program note.