Clayton Community Theatre announces the cast for

A Soldier's Play,

by Charles Fuller,

directed by Nada Vaughn.

Thank you to all that auditioned! Here is our cast!

Lieutenant Byrd: Jackson Britt

Corporal Bernard Cobb: Terrie Banks

Captain Richard Davenport: Jonathan Garland

Corporal Ellis: Chris Moore

Private Louis Henson: Jaz Tucker

Private C.J. Memphis: LaVell Thompson Jr.

PFC Melvin Peterson: Donald Kidd

Private Anthony Smalls: Jeremy Thomas

Captain Charles Taylor: Gregory Savel

Tech/Sergeant Vernon C. Waters: Dennis Jethroe

Captain Wilcox: John 'Jack' Lehmann

Private James Wilkie: Don McClendon


This 1981 play (winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) uses a murder mystery in a 1944 Louisiana army camp to explore the complicated feelings of anger and resentment that some African Americans have toward one another, and the ways in which many black Americans have absorbed white racist attitudes. A black sergeant has been killed. Was it the local Klan, or a white officer? When a rare black captain is assigned to investigate, he finds the black soldiers are as corrupted with hatred as the whites. Each one had a motive for the killing. The investigator solves the case and the truth is even more shocking than the murder itself.

Everyone who auditions will receive a complimentary ticket to any CCT production this season!



Auditions consist of cold readings from the script (sides available at the auditions), and will be held at the theater: Washington University South Campus Theatre (the old CBC High School building), 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117. Auditioners are encouraged to download the audition form and fill it out in advance.