A Soldier's Play

Thursday, February 13, 2020 All Day to Sunday, February 23, 2020 All Day

By Charles Fuller

February 13 - 16 & 20 - 23, 2020
Thursday-Saturday: 8:00 pm, Sundays: 3 pm
$20 adults, $15 student/senior/military


Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award this play explores systemic racism in the U.S. Army during World War II. The story takes place at United States Army’s Fort Neal, Louisiana in 1944 when the military was racially segregated. In the opening scene of the play, the audience witnesses the murder of a Black army sergeant, Vernon Waters by an unseen shooter. The action of the play focuses on the murder investigation led by Captain Richard Davenport, a black officer. Davenport learns the shocking truth about Sgt. Waters and his murderer through interviews with the men in his platoon.

 

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