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“Seems like the worth of a colored man, once he’s made free, is less than his worth when he’s a slave”
West Texas, 1862. Hero, a slave, is promised his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy against the Union. In a nation at war with itself, he must work against those striving to abolish slavery.
The family he leaves behind debates whether to escape or await his return, and they fear that, for Hero, freedom is an empty promise that may come at a great cost.
“You know good and well that his Freedom-promise is only ever linked to something bad.”
Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Royal Court with Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney. Three short plays performed together.
The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, The Stage, FT
"Gripping… totally compelling. Suzan-Lori Parks’s three-part play is epic in every sense."
The Guardian | Michael Billington
"[Suzan-Lori Parks] thrillingly leads the charge for a new kind of “historical” drama."
Daily Telegraph l Dominic Cavendish
“Thrilling. A masterpiece.”
New York Magazine
“Extraordinary. The best new play I’ve seen all year.”
New York Times
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