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
‘It has the feel of greatness’: Father Comes Home From the Wars is the most exhilaratingly ambitious Canadian debut
— National Post

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
Director Weyni Mengesha provides a clear and persuasive production
— Toronto NOW