Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars Ends Public Theater Run March 22

By Adam Hetrick
March 22, 2014

The Public Theater production of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), featuring Larry Bryggman, Louis Cancelmi, Jacob Ming-Trent and Cherise Boothe, concludes March 22 Off-Broadway.



The play, which was seen in an earlier developmental production at the Public Lab in 2009, is staged as part of the 2014 Public Lab season under the direction of Jo Bonney. Performances began March 14.

The cast also includes Sterling K. Brown, Kevin Carroll, Arthur French, Russell G. Jones,Tonye Patano and Julian Rozzell.

Here's how the play is billed: "It 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, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. 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."

Parks won the Pulitzer Prize for her play Topdog/Underdog. She also penned the new adaptation for the Tony-winning revival of Porgy and Bess. For more on Parks' theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.