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A Free Man of Color

by John Guare
directed by Phyllis E. Griffin

1801, In New Orleans. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2011, this absurd Restoration comedy features the charismatic womanizer Jacques Cornet, the wealthiest man of color in town. Filled with the sexual and racial innuendo, his raucous New Orleans is threatened by a new map of the Louisiana Purchase territory.

The city of New Orleans guest stars (in spirit) in this exacting tale of power, political systems, and inalienable rights.

Recommended for mature audiences.

January 31, 2014 - February 09, 2014
Previews : 1/29 & 1/30
WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2 PM
(312) 922-1999

Jack Ball (Count Achille Creux/Mercure), Stephanie Barron (Mandragola/Polissena/Livingston), Pauline Critch-Gilfillan (Athene/Calliope), Tyler Esselman (Thomas Jefferson),  Sam Haines (Meriwether Lewis), Sabrina Harms (Dona Smeralda/Josephine), Denzel Irby (Alcibiade/Orphee), Kiandra Layne (Leda/Dorilante/Melpomene), Daniel Lewis (Morales/Napoleon), Juwan Lockett (Dr. Toubib), Ashlyn Lozano (Lady Harcourt/Euterpe), Casey Morris (Pythagore/Le Clerc), Daniel Mozurkewich (Lord Harcourt), Awate Serequeberhan (Jacques Cornet), Rejinal Simon (Murmur/Toussaint), Hugh Smith (Jonathan Sparks), Wesley Toledo (Remy Dorilante/Monroe), Peter Varga (Pincepousse/Talleyrand), and Samantha Watzek (Mrs. Sparks/Infanta/Terpsichore).

The production team includes scenic design by Linda Buchanan, costume design by Jessica Vodnik, lighting design by Andrew Meyer, sound design by Jack Hawkins, dramaturgy by Stephanie Swiatek and stage management by Caroline D'Angelo.​

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