All Good Men is Day Eight’s dance theater adaptation of a Dylan Thomas filmscript. Thomas’s storyline follows a doctor pulled into a series of murders, and explores how his marriage to a woman of lower caste influences his decisions. For this production Day Eight’s Robert Bettmann adapted Dylan’s 121 scene film script into a 21 scene theater script. All Good Men premiered in the Capital Fringe Festival July 16th, 2009. The project explores how people are pushed along on slippery moral slopes.
Cast for the recorded script: Fani Cyd Geroff, Marisha Bourgeois, Ashtan Moore, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Robert Bettmann. Cast for the stage: William Smith, Rachel Merga, Emily Horton, Robert Bettmann, Sylvana Sandoz, Jessica McCoy. Postcard design by Nancy Bratton.
From the Examiner review, titled “Bettmann Creates a Jewel”:
“Somewhere over Washington, D.C. this week Dylan Thomas is smiling… Robert Bettmann took Thomas’ film script ‘The Doctor and the Devils’ and churned it with his creative sensibility until the cream rose to the top. Skimming off the lyricism he created a new work, ‘All Good Men’ that premiered Thursday night at D.C.’s Capital Fringe Festival with an additional performance tonight. It is truly a jewel and a tribute to the commonalities between poetry, literature and dance. Using a dramatic presentation of the script as his score Bettmann creates a symphony of movement literally bringing form and texture to the content.”