Broadway in the H.O.O.D to Debut A SOLDIER'S PLAY
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 for four dynamic performances.
A Soldier's 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 the 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.
Join Broadway in the H.O.O.D at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for this gripping drama, starring 12 local male actors under the consulting direction of stage, screen and TV veteran actor Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas!
Tickets for A Soldier's Play are 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.
About Broadway In The H.O.O.D
Broadway in the H.O.O.D is a 2018 Tony Award & 2015 Emmy-nominated, national 501c3 nonprofit theatre and community-based organization located in Las Vegas, Nevada. B.I.T.H provides high-quality educational training in acting, singing, dancing, technical theatre as well as stage and production management. Productions and events are built, cast and run by youth ranging from 7 to 20 years old, some of who faced homelessness and resided in shelters for battered women and youth. In addition to training and productions, B.I.T.H focuses on continually developing arts in education programs. With an established partnership with the University of Nevada Las Vegas, B.I.T.H, in addition to its traditional summer camp, offers a special Summer Arts & Education program, BITH University; A program that is geared toward helping those from the underserved communities to gain the resources needed to be able to move on to higher education by receiving scholarships and support with admission. While continuously serving diverse populations across the United States and Canada, B.I.T.H has produced major original productions dealing with social issues as well as some of the biggest Tony Award-winning, Broadway blockbuster hits such as "The Wiz," "Once On This Island," Driving Miss Daisy," "Dreamgirls", "The Color Purple," & "A Raisin in The Sun." It's most recent original production "Bring in The Light!" has received rave reviews and is being work-shopped for school tours and many theatrical venues across the nation. For more information about Broadway in the H.O.O.D, please visit www.broadwayinthehood.org/.