Father Comes Home From The Wars(Parts1,2 and 3)

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Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return& only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. Father Comes Home From The Wars 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.

A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit, and great lyricism, Father Comes Home From The Wars is an epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that both brings us together and rips us apart from one of America's most powerful writers.

PublisherSamuel French Ltd.
CategoryFull Length Play
AuthorSuzan-Lori Parks
Music Byn/a
Duration120 mins t
Adapted Byn/a
Based Onn/a
Period Set In1862
Performed Bycommunity / professional
Performed Forteen / adult
Royalty PlaySamuel French Ltd.
Sale Price$29.95 (excl. GST and postage)
Our reference78766

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