Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is executive producing a revival of TOM
COLE's 1976 play MEDAL OF HONOR RAG, starring hip-hop veteran Heavy D.
The play, to be directed by actor Delroy Lindo, tells the story of a
clinically depressed Vietnam veteran and his relationship with a New York
Heavy D, real name DWIGHT MYERS, tells ALLHIPHOP.COM, "It's the most
challenging work I've done to date. So many brothers who came home back (from
the war) had to deal with so much depression and the fact that there was
nothing waiting for them
"I'm honoured to be directed by Delroy Lindo. Will Smith, who has been a
friend of mine for since we both started, has been very supportive and
Rehearsals for the play start next week (ends22APR05) and the show runs
from 1 June (05) until 11 July (05) in Los Angeles.