Father Comes Home From The Wars
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“Seems like the worth of a colored man, once he’s made free, is less than his worth when he’s a slave”
West Texas, 1862. Hero, a slave, is promised his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy against the Union. In a nation at war with itself, he must work against those striving to abolish slavery.
The family he leaves behind debates whether to escape or await his return, and they fear that, for Hero, freedom is an empty promise that may come at a great cost.
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Royal Court with Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney.
This trilogy of short plays premiered at the Public Theater in New York. They are the first three of nine short plays that will follow one African-American family through generations up to the present day. Parts 1, 2 & 3 are performed together in one evening.
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3 was developed by The Public Theater.
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director
Patrick Willingham, Executive Director
And had its world premiere there on Tuesday 14 October 2014
Age guidance 14+
Running time: 3 hours (including interval)
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