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Seated from left: Privates Smalls (Jeremy Thomas), Wilkie (Don McClendon), and Memphis (LaVell Thompson Jr.). Standing: Peterson (Donald Kidd), Henson (Jaz Tucker), and Cobb (Terrie Banks). All soldiers of Company B, 221st Smoke Generating Company at Fort Neal, Alabama, where a murder has just taken place.... Photo by John Lamb

Don't miss the last three performances of A Soldier's Play!

A Soldier's Play, by Charles Fuller, directed by Nada Vaughn, continues this weekend! Don't miss this suspenseful and thought-provoking exploration of duty, honor, and racial politics in the 1940s U.S. Army. 

This 1981 play (winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) uses a murder mystery in a 1944 Louisiana army camp to explore the complicated feelings of anger and resentment that some African Americans have toward one another, and the ways in which many black Americans have absorbed white racist attitudes. A black sergeant has been killed. Was it the local Klan, or a white officer? When a rare black captain is assigned to investigate, he finds the black soldiers are as corrupted with hatred as the whites. Each one had a motive for the killing. The investigator solves the case and the truth is even more shocking than the murder itself.

A Soldier's Play will receive its Broadway premiere in January 2020. See it here first! 

Tickets and Performances

Friday, November 15, 8:00pm (**Sign language interpreted) 
Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm 
Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm 

Purchasing advance tickets is easy! Visit us at Brown Paper Tickets, e-mail, or call 314-721-9228 to reserve yours today! 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance. Lighted and accessible parking is available. 

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Lieutenant Byrd.....Jackson Britt 
Corporal Bernard Cobb.....Terrie Banks 
Captain Richard Davenport.....Jonathan Garland 
Corporal Ellis.....Chris Moore 
Private Louis Henson.....Jaz Tucker 
Private C.J. Memphis.....LaVell Thompson, Jr. 
PFC Melvin Peterson.....Donald Glenn Kidd III  
Private Anthony Smalls.....Jeremy Thomas 
Captain Charles Taylor.....Gregory Savel 
Tech/Sergeant Vernon C. Waters.....Dennis Jethroe II 
Captain Wilcox.....Jack Lehmann 
Private James Wilkie.....Don McClendon 

Clayton Community Theatre performs in the South Campus of Washington University in Saint Louis (the former C.B.C. High School), 6501 Clayton Road, 63117. Click the map graphic for details. There is a large lot for free parking west of the entrance.

Unless otherwise noted, auditions are in the same place.

Write us at 
Clayton Community Theatre
P.O. Box 50035
Clayton MO 63105

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For tickets to our next performance or season-ticket memberships, visit and search for Clayton Community Theatre, or leave a voice message at our box office, 314-721-9228, or email us.

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Financial assistance for this project has been provided by The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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