As corny as it sounds, this is really a fantasy come true.
My concern is if Katrina were not to have happened, I'm wondering if people would realize the continuing relevance of pieces such as this. I really think a lot of white folks just get tired of being reminded that race is still an issue, because today it is so subtle and kind of masked.
[This winning drama is being delivered at Second Stage, which revived] A Soldier's Play ... They'll still hate you!
the official seeker of truth.
[As Capt. Richard Davenport, a cocky, self-assured lawyer, he is called upon to investigate the murder of a black sergeant amid resistance from the base's white commanding officers.] Davenport has to stay one step ahead of the white people so he'll be seen as equal, ... and he has all this pressure from the African-American community because he's the one who broke through; he represents the race.