Father Comes Home from the Wars archive"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."


Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
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Archive listings for Father Comes Home from the Wars

Work type: Play.

Parts 1,2 & 3 - T01407923222

Producer Royal Court Theatre. Director Jo Bonney. Design Neil Patel. Costume Emilio Sosa. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound David McSeveney. Musical Director Steven Bargonetti. Performer Jimmy Akingbola (Homer). Performer Tom Bateman (Smith). Performer Dex Lee (Fourth/Odyssey Dog). Performer Sibusiso Mamba (Leader/First Runaway). Performer Nadine Marshall (Penny). Performer Sarah Niles (Third/Third Runaway). Performer Jason Pennycooke (Second/Second Runaway). Performer John Stahl (Colonel). Performer Steve Toussaint (Hero). Performer Leo Wringer (The Oldest Man).
15 Sep 16 to 22 Oct 16Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre, West End :: V411
listing details L01777620120

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