Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts I, II and III) 

Soulpepper Theatre- CANADIAN PREMIERE 

BY SUZAN-LORI PARKS| DIRECTED BY WEYNI MENGESHA


WINNER OF THE 2015 OBIE AWARD FOR PLAYWRITING

With her astounding Father Comes Home From the Wars Suzan-Lori Parks has created a new American Odyssey that examines America’s ongoing and turbulent relationship with race. Performed together as one evening, these three parts tell a poignant and musical tale of homecoming, family and heroism set against the US Civil War.

4 out of 4 stars ****
— The Globe and Mail
Mengesha’s production is beautifully executed throughout. Each act is simply yet impactfully staged featuring soulful music by Divine Brown during transitions and strong performances, both comedic and tragic, across the board.
— Teatromania
Director Weyni Mengesha provides a clear and persuasive production
— Toronto NOW
‘It has the feel of greatness’: Father Comes Home From the Wars is the most exhilaratingly ambitious Canadian debut
— National Post