Rocky Bleier And Larry Richert To Star In 'A Few Good Men' Stage Play

They will share the role of Judge Randolph

Andrew Limberg
September 04, 2019 - 3:58 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - “You can’t handle the truth!” That’s the line that has endured in pop culture for over 25 years and now the movie “A Few Good Men” is coming to Pittsburgh as a play and features some of our military’s heroes along with one of our own!

Pittsburgh Steelers great and Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier will share the role of Judge Julius Alexander Randolph, USMC with KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert!

The story is about military lawyers defending two U.S. Marines accused of killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba in 1986.

Bleier who has starred on stage before in his life story “The Play” says this time it’s different because he is working with professional actors and he sees the chaos and work that goes into a production like this.

“I only knew what it was like when it was just me (on stage),” said Bleier.

Bleier adds he hopes people will judge the performance on its own.

“Part of the handicap is people have that movie on their mind, I hope people will differentiate.”

The 1992 movie starred Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Keefer Sutherland and Cuba Gooding Jr.

The script, written by Aaron Sorkin, was originally meant to be a play.

But the biggest challenge Bleier faces? “Playing under the shadow of Larry Richert,” joked Bleier.

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Bleier and Richert will split performances with Monteze Freeland filling in for a few shows.

Richert, who will make 11 appearances as Judge Randolph, says he found out about the role about a month ago and has spent the past three weeks rehearsing.

While he is intimidated “because the actors around me are really good” Richert says he is excited for the part.

“It’s an intense courtroom drama,” said Richert. “Everyone involved thinks they are right.”

The cast is also made up of local veterans and there will be special events to honor our nation’s heroes throughout the show’s run which starts Thursday, September 12 and wraps up Sunday, October 13.

“I have the highest regard for our vets and to have an opportunity to play a member of the service is a real honor” said Richert.

For tickets and the complete schedule, go to Pittsburgh Public Theater’s website.

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