ADRAIN WASHINGTON, THE NEW YORK TIMES AND A SOLDIER'S PLAY REMOUNT

October 26, 2017

 

 

A SOLDIER'S PLAY FEATURING ADRAIN WASHINGTON IS BEING REMOUNTED FOR A SECOND TIME THIS YEAR DUE TO THE OUTPOURING OF GREAT REVIEWS AND PUBLIC DEMAND.  THE PLAY WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY STAGED 37 YEARS AGO IS A HUGE HIT WITH THEATER GOERS ONCE AGAIN.  CRITICS AND FANS ALIKE HAVE PRAISED THE DIRECTOR AND CAST WHICH INCLUDES ADRAIN WASHINGTON AS PFC. MELVIN PETERSON, A ROLE FIRST MADE FAMOUS BY DENZEL WASHINGTON FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST. THE PLAY WAS THE LAST OF THE A GROUP OF PLAYS TO RUN IN THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE'S AMAZING 50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SEASON. THE ACTORS WERE HAND PICKED FROM HUNDREDS OF SUBMISSIONS BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE FAMOUS PLAY CHARLES WELDON WHO IS ALSO ONE OF THE ACTORS FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST.  CHARLES WELDON STATED WHEN HE CAST THESE ROLES, HE SPECIFICALLY SAW SOMETHING IN EACH ACTOR THAT REMINDED HIM OF THE ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER.  JUDGING BY THE REVIEWS AND THE AUDIENCE RESPONSE HE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.  ADRAIN WASHINGTON WHO HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES CONCERNING HIS ROLE IN THE PLAY, HAS BEEN SPOKEN OF VERY HIGHLY BY MANY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE SEEN THE PLAY. "ADRAIN WASHINGTON HAS MADE THIS ROLE HIS." WHEN HE IS ON STAGE HE IS THE ONLY WASHINGTON YOU ARE THINKING OF."  "ADRAIN WASHINGTON LIVES IN HIS ROLE." THE FIRST RUN OF THE PLAY ENDED ON OCTOBER 8TH. THE PLAY IS SCHEDULED TO REMOUNT ON NOVEMBER 21ST.  DURING THIS OFF TIME ADRAIN WASHINGTON IS CONTINUING HIS TRAINING PROCESS.  ADRAIN WASHINGTON IS CONTINUING CLASSICAL CLASSES WITH SYBIL LINES AS WELL AS MASTER FORM CLASSES AT N.E.C.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A SOLDIER'S PLAY AND ITS REMOUNT PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY AT NECINC.ORG OR CONTINUE TO VISIT THIS WEBSITE FOR THAT AND MORE INFORMATION ON ADRAIN WASHINGTON. 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT THE PLAY WHICH INCLUDES ADRAIN WASHINGTON AND DENZEL WASHINGTON.

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