The Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery about the murder of a black sergeant on a Louisiana army base in 1944 comes to Broadway for the first time, starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood. More…
From the show:
1944. A black Sergeant is murdered on a Louisiana Army base, and one tenacious investigator must race against his white leadership to unravel the crime before they unravel him.
A hair-raising drama that reverberates with the “authentic and exciting pulse” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) of mystery, Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece rockets onto Broadway for the first time, starring three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).
See it if the idea of an atmospheric look at the barracks life of a black unit in the WWII-era Armed Forces appeals to you.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a play that confronts the blatant institutionalized racism of the WWII-era US Armed Forces.
See it if you want to see 40 year old Pulitzer winner that continues to be relevant and insightful, if a bit like a history lesson. Great production!
Don't see it if expect to be challenged by the insights into the history of inter- & intra-racism. A well-made "whodonit"- more entertaining than provoking
See it if You like an intense traditional drama. Kind of like Mockingbird or other court room plays. You want to see great acting and direction.
Don't see it if You prefer a monologue, want to nap, are a racist.
See it if You enjoy great drama about racism in the Army during World War 2.
Don't see it if you’re looking for an evening of light, breezy musical entertainment
See it if This Pulitzer-prize winning classic is finally on a Broadway stage! The fresh direction by Kenny Leon & cast make it well worth the wait!
Don't see it if You're offended by hearing and seeing real, raw, relevant issues in American & African American history being played right before your eyes.
See it if you'd like to see Bdway debut of 1982 Pultizer Pr winner. Gr staging w music/choreog. Solid ensemble;Blair U shines. Impt explor'n of racism
Don't see it if you want light entertainment. Mostly serious drama. Some sound sys issues (words lost). Structure slightly clunky (story told in flashbacks)
See it if Solid and very well done production with great performances. Story is a bit of a whodunnit which captures your attention nicely.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories regarding race or seeing a show with an all male cast.
See it if You want to see a stellar cast perform a Pulitzer Prize winning play. One that grabs you from the start and just keeps building to the end.
Don't see it if You want a lot of flashy stage craft or fast paced action. This is all about the story and it’s very well told.
Also A great ensemble of actors but the real star here is the writing!!!
See it if u want to witness expert acting in a gripping military procedural that explores race, resentment & self-hatred in a WW2 segregated army camp
Don't see it if you want to avoid Kenny Leon's heavy-handed directing that occasionally confounds & distracts from the inherent power of Fuller's text.
See it if landmark theater piece, underwood earnest, grier frightening, o'connell revealing, learn about African-Americans in military, impact of rank
Don't see it if not interested in military stories, murder mysteries, treatment of blacks in military, men in barracks, once revealing but now familiar plot
See it if you would like a great representation of segregation in the military in 1943 while immersed in the mystery of a murdered sergeant.
Don't see it if you do not like mysteries or do not care to understand racism of the past and how it continues to infect society today.
See it if shows dehumanizing racism vs black WWII soldiers; thru their work songs/choreo links racism 2 slavery; strong cast individuates each soldier
Don't see it if stodgy compared 2 today's imaginative race-based plays; flow of scenes formulaic; stereotypes abound but see below
See it if Sweeping racism impedes crime solving and social justice on a military base. Ensemble with surprising dramatic turn by Grier. Nice pacing.
Don't see it if Depictions of intrinsic self-loathing ina community,runs risk of granting permission to other cultures to confirm that perceived invitation
Also Flashbacks: "A Soldier's Story" = "A Soldier's Play"
See it if You’d love a military murder mystery — along the lines of A Few Good Men — especially one that prominently features people of color.
Don't see it if You dislike plays about the military or courtroom-style dramas. This is unlikely to change your mind.
See it if you enjoy a well acted and powerful drama about race and the military during WWII. There is a mystery involved but it also involves race.
Don't see it if you do not like stories involving the military or talk about race. Do not see if you are disturbed by racial slurs.
See it if I can’t praise this play highly enough ! It is gripping from the first moment to the last. It’s a who dunnit and a why dunnit both ! See it
Don't see it if You have no interest in a drama that is set in the early years of WWIIor stories based on racial tension, otherwise see this !
See it if you want to see a topnotch production of a riveting drama about the corrosiveness of racism as exemplified in the segregated army of WWII.
Don't see it if you don't like military drama or if you are squeamish about hearing racial epithets.
See it if you've never seen Soldier's Play, want history lesson on discrimination in US armed services, or 2 C actors flexing their acting muscles
Don't see it if you've seen military plays before, don't care about the issues illuminated, prefer a happy show that shows everyone getting along
See it if Beautifully staged and acted drama of World War II segregated Army at LA base. As much about the bigotry of white officers and men....
Don't see it if ...as it is about the internalized racism of the black soldiers. Fine perfs by Underwood and Grier. Ensemble cast is terrific.