Pulitzer Prize Finalist and 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama

“EXTRAORDINARY! Suzan-Lori Park’s new play swoops, leaps, dives and soars…reimagining a  turbulent turning point in American history through a cockeyed contemporary lens…”The New York Times

“Thrilling! A Masterpiece!”New York Magazine

“Provocative, rich and irreverently funny.”New York Post

A modern play set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks writes a provocative and thrilling tale about a slave who must earn his freedom by fighting for the Confederacy. Using music, poetry and contemporary slang, Father Comes Home from the Wars invites us to decide who we are in a country that both rips us apart and brings us together.

The running time of this production is 2 hours 20 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

SAN DIEGO PREMIERE

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SURROUND EVENTS

PRE-SHOW TALK: Sunday October 22, 1:15 pm
prior to the 2 pm matinee performance
The Legacy of the Confederacy:
Flags, Soldiers, Racism
Professor Chuck Ambers, African Museum

As Executive Educational Curator of the African Museum, Prof. Ambers founded the museum 15 years ago, with one goal in mind: to ensure that every visitor know the significant contributions Africans have made throughout history. Professor Ambers will give a discuss the legacy of the Confederate Flag, the origin of the emotional charge associated with it, as well as the history of African-Americans in the Civil War. (photo credit: SDUT)

PRE-SHOW TALK: Friday October 27, 7:15 pm
prior to the 8 pm evening performance
Social Justice and Local Empowerment:
The Tools of the San Diego ACLU
Executive Director Norma Chavez-Peterson

As Executive Director of the local American Civil Liberties Union chapter with two decades of community leadership in San Diego, Ms. Chavez-Peterson will discuss discrimination issues routinely addressed by the ACLU in San Diego County as well as the racial justice and equity work happening statewide. Ms. Chavez-Peterson will also discuss how we can empower ourselves to engage these issues on a daily basis and promote social justice in our own communities.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: Sunday October 22 and 29: Join your fellow audience members for a brief guided discussion addressing some of the themes in the play and create some meaningful conversation about the power of this story with your neighbors.
 
 
 

Learn More About The Show

Intrepid is proud to partner with the San Diego Museum of Man to offer an educational opportunity for students to experience a matinee of Father Comes Home from the Wars followed by a tour of the museum’s exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?” For more information, visit our information page here.

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Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego

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