Suzan-Lori Parks Discusses Her Epic Play 'Father Comes Home from the Wars' at A.C.T.

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The cast of Yale Repertory Theatre and A.C.T.’s 2018 production of Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).  (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Bay Area theatergoers settle in for a three-hour, three-part theatrical marathon with "Father Comes Home from the Wars." The epic play begins with a slave named Hero who must decide whether he will fight for the Confederacy under his "boss-master" to gain his freedom or stay with the woman he loves and remain enslaved. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks joins Forum to discuss the play, which she describes as "neither a riff nor adaptation" of the Odyssey.

Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright and songwriter, "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)"

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