A Soldier's Play

Second Stage Theatre

Previews Began: September 20, 2005

Opening Night: October 17, 2005

Closing Night: November 27, 2005

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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.

CAST

James McDaniel               Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
Taye Diggs                        Captain Richard Davenport
Anthony Mackie   Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Steven Pasquale                      Captain Charles Taylor
Dorian Missick                           Private Louis Henson
Nelsan Ellis                             Corporal Bernard Cobb
Teagle F. Bougere                         Private Tony Smalls
Michael Genet                            Private James Wilkie
Joaquin Perez Campbell                     Lieutenant Byrd
Royce Johnson                                         Corporal Ellis
Mike Colter                                Private C.J. Memphis
Joe Forbrich                                         Captain Wilcox

Other Productions

1981 Off-Broadway Production
1996 Off-Broadway Revival
2019 Broadway Production

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