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Broadway in the H.O.O.D to Debut Mystery Thriller “A Soldier’s Play” at Smith Center




Broadway in the H.O.O.D will debut the Pulitzer Prize-winning whodunit, A Soldier’s Play at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Troesh Theatre January 11, 2019 – January 13, 2019 with four dynamic performances.

The play debuted in 1981 earning unanimous praise, launching the careers of Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Adolph Caesar, David Allen Greer, and many others, and subsequently becoming the basis of a major motion picture, A Soldier’s Story in 1984.

The play uses a murder mystery in a segregated U.S. Army base during World War II to uncover anger and resentment among African-Americans that intriguingly mimic white racist attitudes. A black sergeant has been murdered and, to the surprise of everyone on the base, a black captain is sent to investigate. He is greeted with a range of reactions – mistrust by his counterpart, a white captain, disdain by other white officers, and enthusiasm by the black soldiers, who are hoping that the local KKK will be blamed for the crime.

A Soldier’s Play won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play and three Obie Awards.

Tickets for A Soldier’s Play are now on sale now at $35 plus tax & service fees.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.broadwayinthehood.org, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) or at the box office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

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