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“Father Comes Home from the Wars” Unlocks a Worker’s Worth, at ACT, S.F.

“Father Comes Home from the Wars” Unlocks a Worker’s Worth, at ACT, S.F.

Suzan-Lori Parks Updates Civil War Slavery and Freedom by Barry David Horwitz In “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts I, II, III)” Susan-Lori Parks alarms us with a slave named Hero who goes to the Civil War with his scurrilous white “boss-master.” Hero decides to go because The Colonel dangles freedom as a reward. Hero admits, “I will be helping out the wrong side.” How can a slave make such a decision? How does his decision affect other slaves/workers?…

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“Bamboozled” Steals Your Heart, at Central Works, Berkeley

“Bamboozled” Steals Your Heart, at Central Works, Berkeley

Patricia Milton’s Comedy Pits Southern Comforts v. Black Values  by Barry David Horwitz Central Works has scored again with their World Premiere #58. Director Gary Graves has burnished Patricia Milton’s legal spellbinder to cast a bright glow over Black rights and Civil War history. Playwright Patricia Milton has a deft touch with comedy and with legal reasoning. By the end of her two act quasi-courtroom drama, we know who has done the crime—but no one does the time. Though justice…

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