“Riveting and powerfully poetic…
Laced with blues tunes and humor, shot through with stories of horror and redemption and steeped deeply in both ancient myth and modern debates about race and privilege, “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” is an epic you won’t forget
Though set during the Civil War, the play is very much of the moment…a compelling and expertly performed yarn, directed with a masterful sense of rhythm and emotional tone by Intrepid producing artistic director Christy Yael-Cox” – James Hebert, San Diego Union Tribune
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 5!
Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Christy Yael-Cox
Assistant Directed by Antonio TJ Johnson
September 21 – November 5, 2017
Horton Grand Theatre
(444 Fourth Ave, Gaslamp Quarter)
A modern play set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks writes a provocative and thrilling tale about a slave who must earn his freedom by fighting for the Confederacy. Using music, poetry and contemporary slang, Father Comes Home from the Wars invites us to decide who we are in a country that both rips us apart and brings us together.
Pulitzer Prize Finalist and 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama