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A Free Man Of Color at the Beaumont from 21 Oct

Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) will present the world premiere of John Guare's A Free Man Of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe, opening at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on 18 Nov 2010, following previews from 21 Oct 2010.

A Free Man Of Color is a freewheeling epic set in 1802 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.

The play marks John Guare's return to Lincoln Center Theater where his plays 'The House of Blue Leaves,' 'Six Degrees of Separation,' 'Four Baboons Adoring The Sun' (all three nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play) and 'Chaucer in Rome,' were produced. His other plays include 'Rich and Famous,' 'Landscape of the Body,' 'Marco Polo Sings A Solo,' 'Bosoms and 'Neglect,' 'Lydie Breeze,' 'Women and Water,' 'A Few Stout Individuals' and 'His Girl Friday.' He won a Tony Award for the book of the musical 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' and also wrote the book for the musical 'Sweet Smell of Success.'

Director George C. Wolfe will make his LCT debut with this production. Former Artistic Director of the Public Theater, he has won two Tony Awards for his direction of 'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,' 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk' and has been nominated for 'Jelly's Last Jam,' 'Angels in America: Perestroika' and 'Caroline, or Change'. Other Broadway directorial credits include 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,' 'The Tempest,' 'On the Town,' 'The Wild Party,' 'Elaine Stritch At Liberty' and 'Topdog / Underdog.'

John GuareGeorge C. Wolfe

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