A Soldier's Play
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Weary Arts Group, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, presents A Soldier’s Play on Feb 2nd at 7PM, 4th at 7PM, and 5th at 3PM.
Weary Arts Group, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, presents A Soldier’s Play on February 2nd at 7PM, 4th at 7PM, and 5th at 3PM. This will be the first presentation of our annual Men’s Series.
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.
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On Thursday, February 16th at 7pm, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in collaboration with Weary Arts Group (WAG) presents A Conversation With “A Soldier’s Play.” This insightful evening will include excepts and short scenes from the play followed up with an opportunity to speak with the director and cast about the power and themes of the play, and delve into the director’s vision and actor’s process in developing their characters.
The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1982, “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller is a dramatic production that uses a murder mystery to explore the complicated feelings of racial tensions and ambiguities among African Americans and between blacks and whites.
Tickets are $15. $5 off for students and seniors.
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