Father Comes Home From the Wars

March 3, 2017 - March 12, 2017

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the powerful drama "Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3" by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog"). In this powerful drama, Hero, a slave, must decide between joining his master on the Confederate battlefield - for what may or may not be a chance to gain his freedom - or staying behind on the plantation with the woman and people he loves. Infused with music and contemporary wit, "Father Comes Home From the Wars" is a high-stakes drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom and the pain of love. Performances will take place in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, and Thursday through Saturday, March 9 to 11, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m.