Larry Bryggman, Louis Cancelmi and More Cast in Father Comes Home from the Wars at the Public

By Adam Hetrick
04 Feb 2014

Larry Bryggman
Larry Bryggman
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Larry Bryggman, Louis Cancelmi, Jacob Ming-Trent and Cherise Boothe will be part of The Public Theater production of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), which will begin performances March 14 Off-Broadway.

The play, which was seen in an earlier developmental production at the Public Lab in 2009, will be staged as part of the 2014 Public Lab season under the direction of Jo Bonney. Performances are scheduled through March 22. 

The cast will also include Sterling K. Brown, Kevin Carroll, Arthur French, Russell G. Jones,Tonye Patano and Julian Rozzell.

Here's how the play is billed: "It is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero's loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero's loved ones anxiously awaiting his return."



Parks won the Pulitzer Prize for her play Topdog/Underdog. She also penned the new adaptation for the Tony-winning revival of Porgy and Bess. For more on Parks' theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.