A Free Man of Color

Sept. 25th
– SEPT. 30th

by John Guare | Directed by Evan Cabnet| Set Design by Michael Leon| Costume Design by Joey Blaha| Lighting Design by Brian Fortin
Stage Manager Lisa Gavaletz

John Guare’s play, in its first production since its inception at Lincoln Center, is astonishing, raucous and panoramic. A Free Man of Color is set in boisterous New Orleans prior to the historic Louisiana Purchase. Before law and order took hold, and class, racial and political lines were drawn, New Orleans was a carnival of beautiful women, flowing wine and pleasure for the taking. At the center of this Dionysian world is the mulatto Jacques Cornet, who commands men, seduces women and preens like a peacock. But, it is 1801 and the map of New Orleans is about to be redrawn.

All performances at Fifth Floor Theatre

Thurs Sept 25 | 8pm
Fri Sept 26 | 8pm
Sat Sept 27 | 8pm
Sun Sept 28 | 2pm
Sun Sept 28 | 8pm
Mon Sept 29 | 8pm
Tues Sept 30 | 8pm

In conjunction with Desire

Jacques Cornet

Jonathan Louis Dent

Murmur / Toussaint

Rodney Richardson

Dr. Toubib

KeiLyn Durrel Jones

Margery / Alcibiade / James Monroe

Rebecca S’manga Frank

Pincepousse / Tallyrand / Mercure / Major Walter Reed

Tim Nicolai

Morales / Napoleon

Jose Maria Aguila

Lady Harcourt / Euterpe / Doña Athene / Infanta

Erin Neufer

Doña Smeralda / Calliope / Josephine / Mrs Sparks / Captain

Kate Abbruzesse

Doña Polissena / Mme Mandragola / Feydeau / Livingston

Emma Duncan

Meriwether / Dorilante / Le Clerc

Carlos Dengler

Jefferson / Lord Harcourt / King Carlos Cuarto

Brian Bock

Sparks / Creux

Lee Dolson (alum ’09)