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

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to Sunday, March 20, 2022
$5-$20 and included in UW Drama Membership
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Performance Showtimes: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

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“Cause both choices, Hero,
To stay here and work the field
To go there and fight in the field
Both choices are
Nothing more than the same coin
Flipped over and over
Two sides of the same coin
And the coin ain't even in your pocket.”

Offered his freedom if he joins his enslaver in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home From the Wars is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero’s loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero’s loved ones anxiously awaiting his return. Faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton (Fefu and Her Friends, The Best of Everything), 2021 recipient of the University of Washington Faculty Lecture Award, directs.

Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
March 16 – 20, 2022
    Previews March 12 & 15
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse


Creative Team: 
DIRECTOR Valerie Curtis-Newton Faculty
SET DESIGNER Artina Daniels Undergraduate Drama major
COSTUME DESIGNER Jenni Gile 2nd year MFA designer

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