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MCTC Winter Play: A Soldier’s Play

MCTC Theater Arts Students Present A Soldier’s Play

A Soldier's Play posterMinneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), in association with MCTC Student Life, present their winter play production of A Soldier’s Play. The World War I-era story written by Charles Fuller and directed by Kevin West highlights the tense racial divide in the U.S. in the 1940s against the backdrop of a murder mystery.


The play runs February 5–8 at 7 p.m. There is an additional matinee performance Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m. Sign language interpretation is available upon request.


Admission is free! Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.


MCTC Whitney Fine Arts Theatre
1424 Yale Place
Information available at (612) 659-6122

About the Play

The award-winning Soldier’s Play takes place near the end of World War I in the Deep South. A black officer is sent to investigate the murder of a black sergeant. The crime scene: a black regiment with white officers in Jim Crow country. Far from home and farther yet from justice, the young officer—already facing virtually insurmountable odds—is up against a deadline of three days to learn the truth about the murder. This tense, dangerous assignment will reveal much about the brutal racism of the 1940s, and equally as much about the racism of our time.