Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Winner – 2015 Obie Award for Playwriting.

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Synopsis

Offered his freedom in exchange for fighting for the Confederacy, a slave named Hero follows his master into the Civil War. His epic journey takes him through the battles of war, and he comes to discover the cost of freedom, the heartbreak of love and the enduring power of home. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ (Topdog/Underdog) acclaimed trilogy is one of the most celebrated American plays of the past decade.

EXTRAORDINARY! THE BEST NEW PLAY I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR. New York Times
BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL & STUNNING. The Hollywood Reporter
THRILLING! A MASTERPIECE. New York Magazine
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    EVAN CLEAVER and BRITTANY INGE by Christopher Barteleski

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    ROB CLEVELAND by Christopher Barteleski

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    EVAN CLEAVER, BRITTANY INGE and ROB CLEVELAND by Christopher Barteleski

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    ROBERT BRYAN DAVIS by Christopher Barteleski

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    RICHARD MCDONALD by Christopher Barteleski

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    ROBERT BRYAN DAVIS and RICHARD MCDONALD by Christopher Barteleski

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    MEAGAN DILWORTH, SEUN SOYEMI and DAMIAN LOCKHART by Christopher Barteleski

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    BRITTANY INGE and MARCUS HOPKINS-TURNER by Christopher Barteleski

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    SEUN SOYEMI, BRITTANY INGE, MEAGAN DILWORTH and DAMIAN LOCKHART by Christopher Barteleski

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    JASON-JAMAL LIGON, SEUN SOYEMI, MEAGAN DILWORTH and DAMIAN LOCKHART by Christopher Barteleski

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    MEAGAN DILWORTH and JASON-JAMAL LIGON by Christopher Barteleski

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Running Time

3 HOURS WITH TWO 10 MINUTE INTERMISSIONS

Content Advisory

This performance utilizes haze effects and contains adult language and situations. 

If you leave the theatre during the performance for any reason, you will not be allowed to re-enter until intermission.

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
May 10 at 8 pm

Previews
May 11 & 12 at 8 pm

Opening Night
May 13 at 8 pm

Regular Performances
May 14 - June 11
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

From the audience

From the Critics

"Father Comes Home from the Wars' makes history contemporary." Wabe90 1 Color Updated WABE: City Lights Lois Reitzes,
"Director Martin Damien Wilkins grapples with slavery and freedom (a preview.)" Artsatl Logo ArtsATL Kelundra Smith,
"Evan Cleaver is ready for his ‘Hero’ moment (a preview)." Ajc Com Logo The AJC Ronda Racha Penrice,
"Actor’s Express brings ‘Father Comes Home’ to gripping life." Atlanta-Journal-Constitution The AJC Bert Osborne,
"Breathtakingly powerful." Broadway World Logo Broadway World Amy Zipperer,
"Tremendous, transformational, and uplifting." atlanta-intown Atlanta INtown Manning Harris,
"Funny, endearing, heart-wrenching tale." EDGE MEDIA NETWORK LOGO EDGE Media Network Daniel Lamb,
"Immerse yourself in this wholly remarkable exploration." Wanderlustatlanta wanderlust ATLANTA Travis S. Taylor,