Negro Ensemble Company remounts their production of Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set at a segregated Louisiana Army base during World War II. More…
A black Captain is sent to investigate the murder of a black Sergeant. At first it seems he was killed by the local KKK. But when the true murderers are discovered, surprising and unsettling divisions among the black troops are revealed. Evocative of Herman Melville's "Billy Budd," the play uses a murder mystery to expose African-American anger and resentment that curiously mimic white racist attitudes.
See it if Military murder whodunnit imbued with racial conflict. Characters we meet in act 1 turn deeper and darker in act 2. Excellent performances.
Don't see it if You don't like this genre. You don't want a lot of intensity/conflict/mystery. You want a fancier production.
See it if you're looking for a classic drama that still resonates today. You want a great performance from an ensemble cast.
Don't see it if the issues of racism and segregation greatly disturb you.
See it if want to see great acting in a truly absorbing story. A mystery, but filled with racial tensions & an insight on what racial military
Don't see it if no reason NOT to see it.Everyone should see this & look deep inside themselves as this is as relevant today as it was the day it was written
See it if I saw this production tonight along with my wife.Both of us thought that this play was awesome.The characterization of the play was on point
Don't see it if If you need a lavish set or that you don't want to enjoy a play dealing with the Blacks being in command.This production has a no big names.
See it if U appreciate 1st rate drama from Pulitzer winning playwright, seasoned Direction, passionate cast & talented support team in an A+ revival.
Don't see it if U prefer fluffy shows. U can't deal with racial & segregation facts in American history. U dislike period plays. This one is worth seeing!
See it if You like layered writing that reveals the outcome little by little and in the process involves you in a complex way that characters respond
Don't see it if You want a laugh a minute show
See it if good story-telling and/or historical significance are what you must love about theatre.
Don't see it if you find flashbacks distracting, although in this case they prove essential.
See it if You enjoy a well acted play with a lot of mystery surrounding the plot. A true classic that deserves revisiting.
Don't see it if If you expect to see a typical mystery.
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