A Soldier’s Play Hits Philadelphia 

A Soldier's Play, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Charles Fuller, arrives in Philadelphia this week for a limited engagement at the Kimmel Cultural Campus. The play tells the story of an African American military investigator who is sent to solve a murder at a Army base in Louisiana during World War II. With its powerful exploration of race and gender relations, A Soldier's Play is sure to provoke thoughtful discussion and debate among theatergoers. Don't miss your chance to see this important work of American theater; tickets are still available for select performances!

The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with The Shubert Organization, is proud to present this Roundabout Theatre Company production as Philadelphia is the home to the playwright, Charles Fuller. The limited national tour runs at the Forrest Theatre, January 24 – 29, 2023. 

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Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis will star as ‘Captain Richard Davenport.’ Joining him will be Broadway, TV, and film star Eugene Lee, who originated the role of ‘Corporal Bernard Cobb’ in the original 1981 Off-Broadway Production of A Soldier’s Play; his role in this production is ‘Sergeant Vernon C. Waters.’ A Soldier’s Play will be directed by Tony Award winner and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Senior Resident Director Kenny Leon.

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The cast includes Will Adams as ‘Corporal Bernard Cobb,’ Brandon Alvión as an understudy, Sheldon D. Brown as ‘Private C.J. Memphis,’ Malik Esoj Childs as ‘Private Tony Smalls,’ Ja’Quán Cole as an understudy, William Connell as ‘Captain Charles Taylor,’ Charles Everett as an understudy, Alex Michael Givens as ‘Corporal Ellis,’ Matthew Goodrich as ‘Captain Wilcox,’ Chattan Mayes Johnson as ‘Lieutenant Byrd,’ Branden Davon Lindsay as ‘Private Louis Henson,’ Tarik Lowe as ‘Private First-Class Melvin Peterson,’ Al’Jaleel McGhee as an understudy, Howard Overshown as ‘Private James Wilkie’ and Alex Ross as an understudy.

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Joining director Kenny Leon for the tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s A Soldier’s Play is the Broadway design team that includes Derek McLane (Sets), Dede Ayite (Costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound), and Cristina Angeles (Associate Director).  The tour of A Soldier’s Play is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and Tamar Climan. 

The A Soldier’s Play tour stage management team is John Atherlay and RL Campbell. The company management team is Frank Lott and Jordan Lingreen. Roundabout Theatre Company's tour of A Soldier's Play is made possible in part by generous support from Denise Littlefield Sobel.


Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200, visiting www.telecharge.com, or in-person beginning on January 3, 2023, at the Forrest Theatre box office (1114 Walnut Street). 

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