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John Guare: A Free Man of Color

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Dec 6, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Segal Theatre
John Guare Photo by Paul Kolnik

John Guare
Photo by Paul Kolnik

U.S. playwright John Guare returns to the Segal for an intimate evening. His new play, A Free Man of Color, weaves a Don Juan narrative into the lush, lawless melting pot of early 19th Century New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase. Guare will discuss the production, running concurrently at the Lincoln Center Theater in a production directed by George C. Wolfe, with Distinguished Professor and Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre David Savran (Graduate Center, CUNY).

John Guareā€™s plays include Landscape of the Body, House of Blue Leaves, (Obie/ NY Drama Critics Circle Award Best Play); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tony Award/NY Drama Critics Circle Award Best Musical), Six Degrees of Separation, (Obie/NY Drama Critics Circle Award; London’s Olivier Award Best Play), A Few Stout Individuals, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and Lydie Breeze. Screenplays: Taking Off (with Milos Forman) , Atlantic CIty (NY/LA Film Critics Award/Oscar nomination Best Screenplay), and Six Degrees of Separation. He won the 2003 PEN Master Dramatist Award; the 2004 Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the 2005 Obie for sustained excellence. He is a council member of the Dramatists Guild and co-edits the Lincoln Center Theater Review.

Monday, December 6, 2010 6:30 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!