WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jo Bonney
Featuring Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jeremie Harris, Russell G. Jones,Jenny Jules, Ken Marks, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, and Julian Rozzell Jr.
Presented in association with American Repertory Theater
Pulitzer Prize winner and The Public's Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace) continues her longstanding relationship with The Public Theater with Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), a devastatingly beautiful, dramatic work set over the course of the Civil War.
Jo Bonney (Small Engine Repair, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) directs this moving and haunting drama comprising three plays presented in a single performance. In Part 1, "A Measure of the Man," Hero, a slave who is accustomed to his master's lies, must now decide whether to join him on the Confederate battlefield in exchange for a promise of freedom. Part 2, "A Battle in the Wilderness," follows Hero and the Colonel as they lead a captured Union soldier toward the Confederate lines as the cannons approach. In Part 3, "The Union of My Confederate Parts," the loved ones Hero left behind question whether to escape or wait for his return -- only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost.