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Father Comes Home from the Wars

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Jun 5, 2017
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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Christopher Bartelski

In Actor's Express’ upcoming production, a slave is offered freedom if he fights for the Confederacy. The play, called "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, and 3)," is by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

This is not a traditional historical drama. For one, it loosely uses Homer's "The Odyssey" as its storytelling mechanism. Also, director Martin Damien Wilkins explained that the vernacular of today is used throughout the story.

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":