MARQUEE VALUE: A Free Man of Color at The Vivian Beaumont Theater
By Krissie Fullerton
18 Nov 2010
Production:A Free Man of Color written by John Guare, directed by George C. Wolfe, and starring Jeffrey Wright, John McMartin, Veanne Cox, mos, Reg Rogers, Paul Dano, Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Arnie Burton, Rosal Colon, Sara Gettelfinger, Joseph Marcell, Nick Mennell, Teyonnah Parris, Brian Reddy, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson, David Emerson Toney, Justina Machado, Yao Ababio, Derric Harris, Esau Pritchett, Jerome Stigler and Senfaub Stoney.
Previews: Oct 23, 2010
Opening: Nov. 18, 2010
Closing: Jan. 9, 2011
Venue: The Vivian Beaumont, 150 West 65th Street, New York City
Set in 1802 in New Orleans, the play concerns Jacques Cornet, a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. He thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one realizes is about to splinter the world.