A Soldier's Play

American Airlines Theatre

Previews Began: December 27, 2019

Opening Night: January 21, 2020

Closing Night: March 11, 2020

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Playwright: Charles Fuller

Music: Jacinth Greywoode

In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered. And a series of interrogations triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America.


David Alan Grier                      Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
Blair Underwood                     Captain Richard Davenport
Nnamdi Asomugha        Pvt. First Class Melvin Peterson
Jerry O’Connell                                Captain Charles Taylor
McKinley Belcher III                          Private Louis Henson
Rob Demery                                     Corporal Bernard Cobb
Jared Grimes                                          Private Tony Smalls
Billy Eugene Jones                             Private James Wilkie
Nate Mann                                                    Lieutenant Byrd
Warner Miller                                                    Corporal Ellis
J. Alphonse Nicholson                      Private C.J. Memphis
Lee Aaron Rosen                                            Captain Wilcox

Understudies: Michael Andreaus (Private James Wilkie/Private C.J. Memphis), Franklin Bongjio (Captain Richard Davenport/Private Louis Henson), Matthew Goodrich (Lieutenant Byrd/Captain Wilcox), Lorenzo Jackson (Corporal Bernard Cobb/Corporal Ellis/Private Tony Smalls), Howard Overshown (Sergeant Vernon C. Waters)