After several weeks of seeing shows, I think I’ve finally found my new favorite this season (and I hope it’ll be yours, too). Making good theater is a tough game, but I’m pretty confident that Suzan-Lori Parks, Jo Bonney, and The Public Theater (in tandem with A.R.T) have figured out how to win it this season with Parks’ latest play Father Comes Home From the Wars (Part 1, 2 & 3). In this epic, which is reminiscent of Homer’s The Odyssey, Parks takes us back to the Civil War when the hunger for freedom was at it’s pinnacle and black slaves were forced to fight for the Confederacy. Our hero of these plays, Hero (played by Sterling K. Brown) wants to achieve freedom like the next slave, only he wants to earn it in what he considers the right way (i.e. not running away). Continue reading
Looking for something to do this week? Well you’re in luck! Arts in Color has teamed up with The Public Theater to giveaway two (2) tickets to any performance* of ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts (1,2 &3) written by Pulitzer prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks! Keep reading to figure out how to enter!
* Any performance from Oct 25th-Nov 16th