Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

by: Suzan-Lori Parks

by: Suzan-Lori Parks

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Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3

by: Suzan-Lori Parks

by: Suzan-Lori Parks

Overview

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks delivers the stunning first installment of a new American Odyssey, set over the course of the Civil War.

Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return…only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. Father Comes Home From the Wars is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero’s loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero’s loved ones anxiously awaiting his return.

A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit, and great lyricism, Father Comes Home From the Wars is an epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that both brings us together and rips us apart.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Time Period: American Civil War Era
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Suzan-Lori Parks

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” in 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her Broadway hit TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. A MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, she has also been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the A ...

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