Communications Consulting for The Brind School's 2012-13 Season of Plays and Musicals
A Free Man of Color
By John Guare
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
The Philadelphia premiere of the newest play by award-winning dramatist John Guare, set in boisterous New Orleans just prior to the Louisiana Purchase. When America acquires the Louisiana Territory in 1801, it brings American rule and racial segregation to that chaotic and colorful world, but Jacques Cornet, a flamboyant, libidinous “free man of color,” finds himself suddenly deprived of his liberty.
October 11 – 14, 2012 Arts Bank Theater
Thursday, October 11, 8 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m.
About the University
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts has been providing conservatory training to aspiring theater professionals for over 25 years. Its alumni can be found on Broadway, leading regional theaters, film and television.
The University of the Arts (www.uarts.edu) is the nation’s first and only university dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Its 2,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in six fields of study — Visual Arts, Design, Film, Music, Dance and Theater — on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. The institution’s roots as a leader in educating creative individuals date back to 1868.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 25, 2012) – A Free Man of Color, the most recent work by celebrated American playwright John Guare, swaggers onto the stage of the Arts Bank Theater on October 11 in a production by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts. Performances run October 11-14 at the Arts Bank Theater, located at 601 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia.