A Soldier's Play staged at RCC

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 8:00pm

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is proud to be performing the Pulitzer Prize winning drama A Soldier’s Play, at the Roxbury Repertory Theater, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02120 on Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, November 2. Originally performed by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1981, this play is an incisive exploration of racial tensions and ambiguities among blacks and between blacks and whites that gives no easy answers and assigns no simple blame.

When somebody kills the black sergeant of a black platoon, Captain Taylor (Cliff Blake), their white superior, fears the worst. In 1944 Louisiana, there is a good chance that the murderer is the local Klan or a white officer, but when a black captain is assigned to investigate the slaying, Taylor is certain that the army is looking to cover-up the truth. However, Captain Davenport (Daver Morrison) has no intention on being a token. He quickly discovers the sergeant has ruffled the feathers of both his black and white compatriots after interrogating most of the company, and despite Taylor's many attempts to undermine and intimidate him, Davenport finds himself more determined than ever to apprehend the right man regardless of rank or race.

Roxbury Rep Theater has a long tradition of bringing quality performances to Roxbury Community College at affordable prices. This production of A Soldier’s Play has collected an amazing local ensemble. While the story deals with a black army in the 1940’s, this production has made it everyone’s war by adding a female voice to the story as well as a number of other minority characters. For this production, the audience is placed onstage for a more intimate look at the play. Adult content is involved, so parental supervision is advised.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Mainstage Theater is wheelchair accessible. For tickets and information, please contact Pamela Green at (617) 541-5380 or pgreen@rcc.mass.edu.

SHOW TIMES:
Thu, October 24: 10 AM & 8 PM Fri, October 25: 10 AM & 8 PM
Sat, October 26: 12 PM Thu, October 31: 10 AM & 8 PM
Fri, November 1: 10 AM & 8 PM Sat, November 2: 12 PM

CAST: David Barsir, Cliff Blake, David J. Curtis, Ethan Hermanson, Charles Jackson, Emerald Johnson, Daver Morrison, Geraldo Portillo, Rusbel Ruiz, Jack Schultz, Damon Singletary, Bruce Smith and Ezra Stevens

A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
~Directed by Marshall Hughes
~Scenography by Mirta Tocci
~Artistic Director: Robbie McCauley

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College, founded in 1973, is a two-year, state-supported, co-educational institution of higher learning offering Associate Degrees and certificates to members of the Greater Boston Community. RCC currently offers 27 degree programs of study and 11 certificate programs. Educational experiences in the classroom are complimented by those in athletics which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship. RCC is also recognized as the first Junior College inducted into the N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2000, the RCC Men’s Basketball Team won the NJCAA Division III National Championship. In 2011 and 2012, the Women’s Basketball team played in the Championships games and was the Runner-up both years.