Buffalo Soldier (review)

Buffalo Soldier (review)
Buffalo Soldier (review)
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THE PLAY: This historical drama tells the story of the black soldiers who fought in the Spanish American War, especially 106-year old vet Jones Morgan.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Once a year (usually Black History Month) this theatre mounts a show that’s more educational than fun. Although the scenes are brief and the pace is lively, this sturdy production has more informational narrative than action. Still, the young audience seemed attentive. The actors play various roles and turn in reliably capable performances. The three musical moments are simple and effective. Director John Moon has added some action and personality to enliven the script’s informational aspects. Running tme: 1:00

 

THE POINT: The lively cast and simple staging of this historical drama result in an informative and ultimately stirring story.

 

3 Stars (3 / 5)

 

A Virginia Rep Children’s Theatre production at Willow Lawn thru 3/26

 

Background far left: Adrian Grantz. Front: Anthony Cosby, Jim Bynum, Josh Marin, Thomas E. Nowlin. Photo by Jay Paul.

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