John Guare's (The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) new play, A Free Man of Color, is a free-wheeling epic set in 1801 New Orleans. Jacques Cornet, the title character, is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world.
Guare’s Gamble of Epic Proportions (NY Times)
A Free Man of Color is the first new Broadway play in 18 years by John Guare, an acclaimed and unconventional chronicler of self-deluding Americans.
Yao Ababio, Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Arnie Burton, Rosal Colon, Veanne Cox, Paul Dano, Sara Gettelfinger, Derric Harris, Justina Machado, Joseph Marcell, John McMartin, Nick Mennell, mos, Teyonah Parris, Esau Pritchett, Brian Reddy, Reg Rogers, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson, Jerome Stigler, Senfaub Stoney, David Emerson Toney, Jeffrey Wright
Author: John Guare
Director: George C. Wolfe
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity