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The Buffalo Hero of World War I

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Relevant, Disappointing, Absorbing, Resonant

About the show

This new play tells the heroic story of African American solider Pvt. Wayne Miner, who valiantly volunteered to take artillery to the front line during WWI when fellow soldiers refused. More…

Wayne Miner lived up to the Buffalo Soldier creed of "Deeds Not Words." Breaking the chains of fear and death and guided by his mother's spirit, he took his charge in a heroic effort to make America and the world free.

Member Reviews (14)


Ambitious, Relevant, Disappointing, Absorbing, Resonant
Avg Score

Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating, Slow, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an important story, told by a mostly African American cast.

Don't see it if You want to see any talent on stage. Everything falls short: the acting, sets, lighting, script and costumes.

Also As poor a production as this was and trust was bad...I found m... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if Some good acting esp Daryl Wyatt. A story that had to be told. Interesting info provided.. With some publicity the story can move on.

Don't see it if Some weak acting.. Theater not easy to find in the building. (Maybe we were too early for the posted signs?) The set can use more work.

Historically important topic, Poor writing, Disappointing

See it if you know nothing about the historic of African Americans serving in the armed forces in the twentieth century or the Buffalo Soldiers.

Don't see it if even in a workshop you need a well written show that you think can be rescued with some tweaking, rewriting and refinefinement.

Also Although the acting is extremely amaturist, the rating is strictly bas... Read more Read less

Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if An important untold story about an African-American WWWI hero

Don't see it if The play was poorly written and executed.

Exhausting, Ambitious, Slow

See it if There is an interesting and important premise in this show...the stories of soldiers of color have been underrepresented in American history

Don't see it if but this show wasn't the venue for it. While I appreciate the effort, this show wasn't well written or acted. But support artists of color!

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an important and often overlooked story of African American military service

Don't see it if you're not interested in historical drama.

Also This production had a very "amateurish" feel to it

Profound, Absorbing

See it if Very important story.Powerful,relevant, and thought provoking. Uneven acting.This play is absorbing and interesting. See it!

Don't see it if Everyone should see it. It is a timely and important story.

Ambitious, Intense, Disappointing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if See it if you enjoy supporting a theater group. There are a few actors who carry the show. They are all giving what they can

Don't see it if Don’t see it if a work in progress isn’t your thing. Not all the actors do that well in this production.

Historical, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in the challenges faced by African American soldiers in WWI, enjoy learning about history in plays based on real events

Don't see it if You need a fully polished production, are not interested in African American history, prefer light plots, are not open to facing some truths

Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if If you like stories about historical characters, and about how poorly African Americans were treated in the past.

Don't see it if You want to see professional actors.

Slow, Narrow, Historical, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you like historical characters & interested in the lives of non-white soldiers in the USA. Like to see up and coming actors at their onset.

Don't see it if you want a fully polished performance, set or costumes! Like more refined performances.

Also The story touches on the Characters past, on President Wilson's racism... Read more Read less

Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy good energy. This show kept my attention from beginning to end .

Don't see it if You're not into history. Play was low budget but the story and the actors were amazing!

Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something outside of your typical plays. If you love black history, this is for you!

Don't see it if Don't enjoy learning history.

Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if ...You want to be informed,educated, and well aware!...while being entertained.

Don't see it if ...You are not open to learning about REAL history...OUR history!

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