Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Suzan-lori Parks(Theatre Communications)

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Parts 1, 2 & 3

"By turns philosophical and playful, lyrical and earthy, <i>Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 &amp; 3)</i>, swoops, leaps, dives and soars, reimagining a turbulent point in American history through a cockeyed contemporary lens...

The finest work yet from this gifted writer."—<i>The New York Times</i>

"Thrilling.... A masterpiece... A story that engages the deepest possible issues in the most gripping possible ways."—<i>New York</i>

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 another empty promise.

As his decision brings him face to face with a nation at war with itself, the ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost.

A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, <i>Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, &amp; 3) </i>is the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present.

<b>Suzan-Lori Parks </b>became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play <i>Topdog/Underdog </i>in 2002.

Her other plays include <i>The Book of Grace</i>, <i>In the Blood</i>, <i>Venus</i>, <i>The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World</i>, <i>F

g A</i>, <i>Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom </i>and <i>The America Play</i>.

In 2007 her <i>365 Days/365 Plays </i>was produced at more than seven hundred theaters worldwide.

Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and the Master Writer Chair at the Public Theater.

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