Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' poignant new drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) opened last Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Jo Bonney, the West Coast premiere of "Father Comes Home..." plays through May 15. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

The production features, in alphabetical order, Steven Bargonetti ("Father Comes Home...," Public Theater; "Hair," Broadway), Sterling K. Brown ("Father Comes Home...," Public Theater; "The People v. O.J. Simpson," FX), Russell G. Jones ("Father Comes Home...," Public Theater; "Ruined," Manhattan Theatre Company, Obie Award), Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris ("The Emperor Jones," Irish Repertory Theatre; "Advantageous," Sundance Special Jury Award),Michael McKean ("Better Call Saul," AMC; "This is Spinal Tap;" "Harps and Angels," Mark Taper Forum), Patrena Murray ("Father Comes Home...," ART; "Julius Caesar," Irondale Center), Tonye Patano ("Father Comes Home...," Public Theater; "Weeds," Showtime), Larry Powell ("The Christians," Mark Taper Forum; "The Mountaintop," Actors Theatre of Louisville),Roger Robinson ("Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Tony Award; "Seven Guitars," Tony nomination), Julian Rozzell Jr. ("Father Comes Home...," Public Theater; "Boardwalk Empire," HBO) and Josh Wingate ("Justified," FX; "General Hospital").

Scenic design is by Neil Patel, costume design is by ESosa, lighting design is by Lap Chi Chu, sound design is by Dan Moses Schreier and Bargonetti is the music director. Casting is by Meg Fister and the production stage manager is Evangeline Rose Whitlock.

In this devastatingly beautiful new play set during the Civil War, a slave named Hero (played bySterling K. Brown) is offered his freedom if he joins his master (Michael McKean) in the ranks of the Confederacy. The choice is to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be an empty promise. His decision brings him face to face not only with a nation at war with itself, but with what freedom truly means.

Tickets for "Father Comes Home From The Wars" are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Tickets range from $25 - $85 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Sterling K. Brown, director Jo Bonney, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and cast member Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Sterling K. Brown, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and cast member Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actress Annette O'Toole, cast member Michael McKean and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Sterling K. Brown and Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Sterling K. Brown and Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Tonye Patano and Sterling K. Brown, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and cast member Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Director Jo Bonney and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell and Sterling K. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and cast member Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Larry Powell and Tonye Patano

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Russell G. Jones

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Larry Powell

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Larry Powell

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actor Barry McGovern

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and actor Eric Bogosian

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actress Annette O'Toole and cast member Michael McKean

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actor Richard Montoya, CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, CTG Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick and actor Roger Guenveur Smith

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Josh Wingate

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member/music director Steven Bargonetti

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member/music director Steven Bargonetti

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Patrena Murray

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Julian Rozzell Jr.

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Julian Rozzell Jr.

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Patrena Murray and Julian Rozzell Jr.

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Patrena Murray, Julian Rozzell Jr. and Roger Robinson

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast members Patrena Murray, Julian Rozzell Jr., Roger Robinson and Ebony Repertory Theatre Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Cast member Roger Robinson and Ebony Repertory Theatre Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actress Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actor Richard Montoya

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actors Richard Montoya and Roger Guenveur Smith

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actress Marg Helgenberger

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actress Marg Helgenberger

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actor Rod McLachlan

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
Actor Eric Bogosian

Photo Flash: 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Opens at the Taper
=CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and CTG Board Member Sue Tsau

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