Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at Goodman Theatre
About Father Comes Home from the Wars
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ “blazingly original” (The Washington Post) Civil War epic serves up “an American story as much about our present as it is about our past” (The Los Angeles Times).
Hero, a Texas slave, faces a simple yet monumental choice: join his master in the Confederate army to win his freedom—or remain enslaved at the plantation. As he debates leaving his lover for what may be another empty promise, Hero must take charge of his life, even when much remains beyond his control. Filled with music, wit and poetic wisdom, this devastatingly beautiful work challenges us to navigate our own moral compass in a country that both unites and rips us apart.
Recommended for ages 16 and up.