Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3 Return

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Producer American Conservatory Theater  [Website] Description From Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The 365 Plays/365 Days Project, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) comes an explosively powerful and lyrical new play inspired by the Odyssey and set amid the American Civil War.

Hero’s master offers him a terrible choice: earn freedom by fighting for the Confederacy, or stay with the woman he loves and remain enslaved. Acclaimed as “funny and tragic, whimsical and lacerating, poetic and poignant” (The Hollywood Reporter), this haunting play fuses classical Greek drama, contemporary wordplay, and the soaring spirit of blues, belonging, heroism, and freedom. A mythic and music-infused journey of one man’s soul—and of a nation at war with itself—this “provocative, rich, and irreverently funny” (New York Post) new play reaffirms Parks as one of America’s most important voices.
Running Time 3:00 Performers James Udom   [Hero]
Rotimi Agbabiaka   [Second, Second Runaway]
Eboni Flowers   [Penny]
Safiya Fredericks   [Third, Third Runaway]
Dan Hiatt   [The Colonel]
Steven Jones   [The Oldest Old Man]
Julian Martinez   [Homer]
Martin McCoy   [Musician]
Chivas Michael   [Leader, First Runaway]
Tom Pecinka   [Smith]
Gregory Wallace   [Odyssey Dog, Fourth]
Creative Staff Liz Diamond   [Director]
Frederick Kennedy   [Music Director]
Randy Duncan   [Choreographer]
Riccardo Hernandez   [Scenic Designer]
Sarah Nietfeld   [Costume Designer]
Yi Zhao   [Lighting Designer]
Frederick Kennedy   [Sound Designer]
Rick Sordelet   [Fight Choreographer]

ACT's Geary Theater

415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   Box Office:  (415) 439-2228 Seating:  Theatre (Standard) Capacity:  1029 Parking:  None Amenities:  Full Bar, Snacks (Cold)
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