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At the segregated army base in Fort Neal, Louisiana in 1944, African-American soldiers are anxiously awaiting permission to join the fight. Sergeant Waters stumbles drunkenly into the opening scene and two shots pierce the night. The unknown gunman flees as Waters falls dead shouting “They still hate you.” So begins a “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller. More than a detective story, it is a tough, incisive exploration of racial tensions and ambiguities among blacks and between blacks and whites that gives no easy answers and assigns no simple blame.

About The Justice Theater Project

The Justice Theater Project produces professional shows paired with discussions, outreach events, free admission for the visually impaired, free babysitting for select shows, and free admission for partner organizations such as TROSA and Passage Home.

The Justice Theater Project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, and in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission, and by The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.