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A Look at Southern Rep’s Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

One of the most fascinating aspects of Southern Rep’s newest production is how director Valerie Curtis-Newton and her cast express the intertextuality of the text with expert ease. Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), the 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist work by Suzan-Lori Parks, offers intercultural exchanges between Greek epics, Civil War spirituals, blues guitar songs, and modern day slang. What might be played as disjointed in less capable hands, Southern Rep Theatre synthesizes into a powerful examination of where our country comes from and where we are now. 

Southern Rep Hosts Free 'Play Dates'

Fresh off of their critically-acclaimed production of "Sweet Bird of Youth," Southern Rep Theatre announced on Monday (4.17) a new project with the Community Book Center. The collaboration will showcase a series of performance art and education activities for free to benefit local children. 

Southern Rep Offers Sweet Prices for 'Sweet Bird'

This Thursday (3.30), Southern Rep will open its doors for a sliding scale showing of their newest production, “Sweet Bird of Youth.” The Tennessee Williams story debuted at the playwright’s namesake festival last week, and is scheduled to run through April 16 at the Marquette Theatre. Thursday’s show is singular during the show’s run for it offers New Orleanians a chance to pay what they wish to take in a night of theatre. 

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