A Soldier's Play

Theatre
Name: Theatre Four
Address: 424 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Details
Number of performances: 468
Opening date: November 20, 1981
Closing date: January 2, 1983
Awards
Nominated

Won

1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

1982 Drama Desk Award
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Adolph Caesar

1982 Outer Critics Circle Award
Best Off-Broadway Play

1982 Drama Critics' Circle Award
Best American Play, Charles Fuller

1981 Clarence Derwent Award
Larry Riley

1982 Obie Award
Distinguished Ensemble Performance
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Negro Ensemble Company Producer
Douglas Turner Ward Artistic Director
Leon B. Denmark Managing Director
  
Charles Fuller Playwright
  
Felix E. Cochren Set Designer
Judy Dearing Costume Designer
Allen Lee Hughes Lighting Designer
Regge Life Sound Designer

Cast
Actor Role
Charles Brown Captain Richard Davenport
Adolph Caesar Tech/Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
Peter Friedman Captain Charles Taylor
Samuel L. Jackson Private Louis Henson
Brent Jennings Private Tony Smalls
Steven A. Jones Private James Wilkie
Eugene Lee Corporal Bernard Cobb
James Pickens Jr. Corporal Ellis
Larry Riley Private C.J. Memphis
Cotter Smith Lieutenant Byrd
Denzel Washington Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Stephen Zettler Captain Wilcox
James Pickens Jr. Davenport/Peterson UNDERSTUDY
Cotter Smith Taylor UNDERSTUDY
Replacement Credits

Cast
Actor Role
David Alan Grier Private C.J. Memphis