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Review: Cast delivers vivid portraits in gripping 'A Soldier's Play'

From left, Mark G. David, Arthur Butler, Barry Walston and Keyonn Everett star in Classic Theater Guild's "A Soldier's Play."
From left, Mark G. David, Arthur Butler, Barry Walston and Keyonn Everett star in Classic Theater Guild's "A Soldier's Play."
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Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” The answers the poem puts forward are varied, suggesting people cope with disappointment in different ways. But the last line of the piece says, “Or does it explode?” In a way, Hughes’ poem is a kind of blueprint for Charles H. Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “A Soldier’s Play,” because the play examines the responses of a number of African-American servicemen in World War II ...


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