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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater

Last night, October 28, The Public Theater officially opens FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3).The complete cast features Sterling K. Brown (Hero); Louis Cancelmi (Smith); Peter Jay Fernandez (Oldest Old Man); Jeremie Harris (Homer); Russell G. Jones (Leader, Runaway); Jenny Jules (Penny); Ken Marks (Colonel); Jacob Ming-Trent (Fourth, Odyssey Dog); Tonye Patano (Third Runaway); and Julian Rozzell Jr. (Second Runaway). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

Pulitzer Prize winner 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 directs this moving and haunting drama comprised of 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 solider toward the Confederate lines as the cannons approach. Finally, 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.

A masterful new work from one of our most lyrical and powerful writers which was a part of the 2013-14 Public Lab season, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS is a deeply personal epic about love and hope in a world of impossible choices. Presented in association with American Repertory Theater.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Stephen Spinella

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Guillermo Calderon

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Brandon Dirden

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Taylor Mac

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Jessica Hecht

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Gloria Reuben, Jay O. Sanders

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Gloria Reuben

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Steven Bargonetti

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Russell G. Jones

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Ken Marks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Louis Cancelmi

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Julian Rozzell, Jr.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Jeremie Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Jacob Ming-Trent

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Suzan-Lori Parks, Mandy Hackett, Jo Bonney, Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Mark Subias, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Tonye Patano

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Suzan-Lori Parks, Jo Bonney

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Jo Bonney, Sterling K. Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Sterling K. Brown

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Eric Bogosian, Jo Bonney

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Peter Jay Fernandez

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the Public Theater
Jenny Jules, Charles Randolph-Wright


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