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

May 25 - Jun 24, 2018 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions

  • ★★★★ (out of 4) – Chicago Tribune

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 and be granted his freedom afterward— or remain enslaved at the plantation. Filled with music, wit and poetic wisdom, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ “masterpiece” (New York magazine) challenges us to navigate our own moral compass in a country that both unites and rips us apart.

PLEASE NOTE: The Following Performances are SOLD OUT

  • Saturday, June 23 at 2pm
  • Saturday, June 23 at 8pm
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  • Sydney Charles (Second), Jacqueline Williams (Leader), Ernest Perry Jr. (The Oldest Old Man), Michael Aaron Pogue (Fourth), Ronald L Conner (Third) and Kamal Angelo Bolden (Hero) in "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith.


  • Ernest Perry Jr. (The Oldest Old Man) and Melody Angel (Musician) in "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith.


  • Demetrios Tory (Smith) and Kamal Angelo Bolden (Hero) in "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith.


  • Tyrone Phillips (Runaway 1), Nicole Michelle Haskins (Runaway 2) and Bernard Gilbert (Runaway 3) in "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith.


  • Aimé Donna Kelly (Penny), Kamal Angelo Bolden (Hero/Ulysses) and Ernest Perry Jr. (The Oldest Old Man) in "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith.

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Staging an Epic: An Interview with Director Niegel Smith

With a cast of 15 actors, live music and a three-part story that straddles challenging aspects of both America's history and its current state, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) presents both challenges and opportunity for unique artistic interpretations for director Niegel Smith, artistic director of New York's famed Flea Theater.

Press & Reviews

It'll take more than the Civil War, says Suzan-Lori Parks in her brilliant 'Father Comes Home'

REVIEW: "Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)" at the Goodman Theatre (4 stars) ... Chicago actor Kamal Angelo Bolden gives the performance of his career as Hero, the slave at the center of Suzan-Lori Parks' brilliant and riveting Civil War triptych.

Legendary Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Talks Bringing Her Latest Effort to the Goodman Theatre

Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks brings her latest epic American tale to the Goodman Theatre stage.

Accessibility

Join us for any of the following accessible performances:

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org

 Touch Tour and  Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, June 17 | 12:30pm Touch Tour, 2pm Performance

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code AUDIO online. Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for not additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org

 American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Saturday, June 23 at 2pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code SIGN.

 Open Captioned Performance: Sunday, June 24 at 2pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code OPEN.

For a full description of all the accessibility features for Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), including information on large print and braille programs, assistive listening devices, accessible seating and further details on our accessible performances, please click here.

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