Friday, June 14, 2013

Reading of A Soldier's Play by Mahogany Ensemble Theater at Central Artstation on Mon, June 17, 7:30 pm

WW2 Black soldier by hliguy
WW2 Black soldier, a photo by hliguy on Flickr.

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre will present a benefit reading of the award-winning drama, A Soldier’s Play, 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Central Artstation, 801 Crockett St. in Shreveport.

The event will include a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m, says Angelique Feaster.

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre will be one of 30 African American theater companies from Los Angeles and New York City to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to present simultaneous staged readings of the same play on the same day. The readings are part of Project 1 Voice’s “1Voice! 1Play! 1Day!” event.

Project 1 Voice is a not-for-profit performing arts organization founded to nurture, promote, strengthen and preserve the legacy and tradition of African American theater and playwrights.

A Soldier’s Play is the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Charles Fuller that follows the investigation of a murder set in 1944 at Fort Neal, a segregated army camp in Louisiana. A Soldier's Play is described as 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.

Tickets $25, include the staged reading and pre-show reception.
Reservations (318) 382-2841 or visit

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