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Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Suzan-Lori Parks's (Topdog/Underdog, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) explosively powerful and lyrical new play inspired by the Odyssey and set amid the American Civil War. Hero's master offers him a terrible choice: earn freedom by fighting for the Confederacy, or stay with the woman he loves and remain enslaved.

Acclaimed as "funny and tragic, whimsical and lacerating, poetic and poignant" (The Hollywood Reporter), this haunting play fuses classical Greek drama, contemporary wordplay, and the soaring spirit of blues, belonging, heroism, and freedom. A mythic and music-infused journey of one man's soul-and of a nation at war with itself-this "provocative, rich, and irreverently funny" (New York Post) new play reaffirms Parks as one of America's most important voices. Father Comes Homes from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) is a coproduction with Yale Repertory Theatre.

Tickets are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org.

Photos by Joan Marcus.

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Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
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Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
James Udom and Company

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Rotimi Agbabiaka, Safiya Fredericks, Julian Elijah Martinez, Chivas Michael

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Steven Anthony Jones, James Udom

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
James Udom, Eboni Flowers

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Rotimi Agbabiaka, Safiya Fredericks, Chivas Michael, Julian Elijah Martinez, Steven Anthony Jones

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Eboni Flowers, Julian Elijah Martinez, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Safiya Fredericks

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Tom Pecinka, Dan Hiatt

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
James Udom

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Dan Hiatt, Tom Pecinka, James Udom

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Rotimi Agbabiaka, Chivas Michael, Safiya Fredericks, Julian Elijah Martinez

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at American Conservatory Theatre
Gregory Wallace, Eboni Flowers, Chivas Michael, Safiya Fredericks, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Julian Elijah Martinez


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