By Susan-Lori Parks
Directed by Reina Jabbour and Peter Ongolo
Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return…only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. Father Comes Home From the Wars is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war and the cost of freedom, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero’s loyalty as the cannons approach.
This production contains adult themes including strong and derogatory language, staged violence, theatrical firearms, and partial nudity. This is a safe space intended to promote discourse about the human experience. Our Front of House can provide resources and support if needed. Please take care and enjoy the show.
Reina Jabbour director of Part I
Peter Ong’olo director of Part II
C A S T
Hero: JaVaun Ryal Butler (in picture)
Penny: AJ Jackson
Homer: Mtalazia Stone
Old Man: Mason Asberry
Smith: Konnor Sheppard
Colonel: Chris Frey
Chorus Leader: Savanah Downing
Chorus Second: Labrina Bedell
Chorus Third: Sydney Cooper
Chorus Fourth: Adetutu Saliu
at THEATRE CENTER'S
PSHF STUDIO THEATRE (Round Brick Building)
430 Moon Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at 7:30P
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 at 7:30P
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 at 7:30P
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 at 2:00P
TXST Student: $10
Prices include processing fee.
The chamber is GENERAL SEATING (First come, first sat).
THINGS TO KNOW:
Since this is about entertainment, we want to make sure you know what to expect in your evening with us in hopes of curbing some possible frustrations.
Performances begin promptly on time.
The doors to the chamber will open approximately 30 minutes before the performance.
Because of the intimacy of the chamber, once doors close late comers will NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY. There are no exceptions.
For GPS purposes, the address to the Theatre Center is 430 Moon Street, San Marcos, 78666 (round brick building)
Fee based parking will be available at the Edward Gary Parking Garage (directly behind the Performing Arts Center).
If accommodations need to be made, please, contact the box office at least 48 hour before the performance date by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Texas State Presents | 512-245-6500