The five best Broadway and Off Broadway shows to see this weekend

Critics’ picks for the best of Broadway and Off Broadway playing at theaters in NYC this weekend

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Photograph: Joan Marcus

Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Suzan-Lori Parks has done absurdism, realism and neo-Brechtian alienation; now she goes back to the Greeks. Her Civil War–era tale of slavery, freedom and self-betrayal is as lean and symmetrical as Hellenic tragedy or Homeric epic. The three plays contain much poetic beauty, rendered expertly by a vibrant cast under Jo Bonney's luminous direction.—David Cote

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  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Until Sun Dec 7
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Sticks and Bones

Sticks and Bones Photograph: Monique Carboni

Sticks and Bones

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

A blind Vietnam veteran rattles his middle-American parents in the New Group’s throbbing revival of David Rabe’s twisted 1971 satirical drama, which is overlong but less dated than one might wish. Director Scott Elliott handles Rabe’s challenging tone with finesse, drawing excellent work from a cast led by Bill Pullman and a sensational Holly Hunter.—AF

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  1. Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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