Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
ISBN: 1559365005
EAN13: 9781559365000
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Finalist, 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama The finest work yet from this gifted writer.-- The New York Times 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 another empty promise. As his decision brings him face to face with a nation at war with itself, the ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) is the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present. Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog in 2002. Her other plays include The Book of Grace , In the Blood , Venus , The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World , Fucking A , Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play . In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced at more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and the Master Writer Chair at the Public Theater.