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A Soldier’s Play - ACTING EDITION

13 Male, 0 Female

Charles Fuller Price: $9.99

Winner! 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

In a Louisiana army camp in 1944 Capt. Taylor, the white C.O., has a problem

He commands a black company whose sergeant has been murdered

He is worried the murderer may be a white officer or the local Klan

A black captain, Richard Davenport, is assigned to investigate

Taylor tries to discourage him because he feels the assignment of a black investigator means the case is to be swept under the rug

Capt. Davenport perseveres and, as he probes deeper, he finds the black soldiers are as corrupted with hatred as the whites

Each one had a motive for the killing

Davenport solves the case and the truth is even more shocking than the murder itself

All Male Cast - M13


"A work of great resonance and integrity" ~ Newsweek

"One of the contemporary American theatre's most forceful and original voices" ~ The New York Times

A Soldier's Play was first presented Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company

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