A Soldier's Play

Theater Four

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Opening Night: November 19, 1996

Closing Night: December 8, 1996

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Playwright: Charles Fuller

In this drama about black/white race relations, no easy answers about cause or blame are provided, when in 1944 in a segregated army camp in Louisiana, a black sergeant is shot dead after crying out “They still hate you.” As the play examines the murder, the truth of it becomes more shocking and hateful than the murder itself.


Albert Hall                        Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
Geoffrey C. Ewing            Captain Richard Davenport
Wood Harris        Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Jonathan Walker                      Captain Charles Taylor
Jonathan Earl Peck                     Private Louis Henson
Sean Squire                             Corporal Bernard Cobb
Cedric Harris                                Private Tony Smalls
Keith Randolph Smith                 Private James Wilkie
P.J. Brown                                           Lieutenant Byrd
Robb Leigh Davis                                    Corporal Ellis
Danny Johnson                           Private C.J. Memphis
Barton Tinapp                                      Captain Wilcox

Other Productions

1981 Off-Broadway Production
2005 Off-Broadway Revival
2019 Broadway Production

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