A Soldier’s Play, April 2013

Classic Theater Guild’s fourth production of
the 2012-2013 Season
:
A Soldier’s Play, by Charles H. Fuller Jr.
April 5-14, 2013
Directed by Karen Christina Jones


PROCTORS Fenimore Gallery, 432 State Street, Schenectady


“Fuller is a master storyteller…. Michael Lake…is excellent…unafraid to tackle complex characters and complex questions of race. Mike Banks…offers great work in a powerful, passionate portrayal.”
–Michael Eck, Albany Times Union
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“Charles H. Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play … [is] a gripping story, and it’s being given a strong performance by Classic Theater Guild….. The actors – under Karen Christina Jones’ keen-eyed directions – draw vivid portraits of men at war … and maintain the tension….”
Paul Lamar, The Daily Gazette

 

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Cast:
Tech/Sergeant Vernon C. Waters…..Michael Lake
Captain Charles Taylor…………………..Patrick White
Corporal Bernard Cobb…………………..Barry Walston
PFC Melvin Peterson…………………Christopher Fleming
Corporal Ellis………………………….Frederick Jones
Private Louis Henson…………………….Arthur Butler
Private James Wilkie………………….Richard Marshall
Private Tony Smalls…………………….Keyonn Everett
Captain Richard Davenport…………………Mike Banks
Private C. J. Memphis………………………Jason Tillery
Lieutenant Byrd…………………………..Stephen Barkley
Captain Wilcox…………………………………Mark David
Director……………………………..Karen Christina Jones
Producer………………………….Agnes E. Kapusta Skiff
Asst. Director/Stage Manager………Doreen Watson
Costume Designer……………………….Nadia Graziano
Sound/Light Designer………………Mark Joseph Peek
Set Design………………………………Charles Fitz-Gerald
Props Mistress…………………………..Larissa Grosbeck

<strong><small>Photos by Julie Casper Roth</strong></small><br>

Under the guise of a murder mystery, A Soldier’s Play deals with the racism that permeated the South during the closing months of World War II. At a segregated camp in Louisiana, an angry, unpopular Black Sergeant is murdered. His regiment blames the Klan, the establishment blames the platoon. It is not until the first African American officer comes on the scene to unlock the secrets lurking under the surface.  Adapted into the 1984 Award winning film A Soldier’s Story starring Denzel Washington.

Proctors is located at 432 State Street in Schenectady.  Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $14.50 for Students with ID and Seniors.  For more information please contact Proctors Box Office at (518) 346-6204 or www.proctors.org .  The Classic Theater Guild Inc. is an all – volunteer 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) tax exempt charitable organization.