“Father Comes Home”: Very Moving

Suzan-Lori Parks‘ new play, “Father Comes Home from the Wars,” just got extended at New York’s Public Theater until the end of the month. That’s good news. While I’m not turning as many somersaults for this production as did Charles Isherwood of the New York Times, I was sufficiently moved by part two (the evening comes in three parts, with an intermission after the second) to recommend the show highly. Highest praise to lead actor Sterling K. Brown (pictured), who I long followed in TV’s “Army Wives” and am glad to see back onstage in New York. He was at the Public a few years back for Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “The Brother/Sister Plays.” The “Father” cast is uniformly fine.

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