Suzan-Lori Parks Returns From the Wars Triumphant

October 29, 2014 2:46 AM

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Suzan-Lori Parks Returns From the Wars Triumphant

"Dark is the night, long is the day" sings a balladeer at the beginning of Suzan-Lori Parks' masterful Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at the Public. Since the ushers -- along with the ticket-takers and elevator attendants -- have all warned us that the first act runs nearly two hours, we might well hear this as "long is the play." Long, perhaps; but as soon as Parks draws you into her epic, you're likely to lose any notion of time.

The almost three hours of Father Comes Home from the Wars will leave you eager for more. A good thing, as there is more; namely Parts 4-9. It is only a foolhardy or brilliant playwright who will scope out a scheme which will require the erstwhile theatergoer to buy multiple tickets in order to see o...

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