BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW
Pulitzer-winner Suzan-Lori Parks fearlessly sets forth on a historical journey through American freedom in her new epic “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” which currently is in its premiere performances at the Public Theater.
The initial portion of a projected nine-play cycle leading to the present day, this near three-hour trilogy centers upon Hero, a slave who reluctantly marches away to the Civil War with the man who owns him.
Much as one can appreciate the mythical qualities and plainly-spun lyricism of Parks’s writing, I must confess that she lost me with the appearance of a talking dog in the third play. True dat.