A Free Man of Color

A Free Man of Color

October 11 – 14, 2012
Arts Bank Theater

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.

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.

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Donna Smeldra/Josephine Bonaparte – Shelvy Paredes ’13 (Acting)
Dona Athene/Calliope – Layne Marie Williams ’14 (Acting)
The Infanta/Terpsichore/Mrs. Sparks – Francesca Chappius ’13 (Acting)
Leda/Melpomene – Curtisha Starks ’13 (Acting)
Lady Harcourt/Euterpe – Julia Ray ’15 (Acting)
Alcibiade/Orphee – Kirschen Wolford ’13 (Acting)
Gen. Le Clerc/Pythagore/King Cuarto – Zach Aguilar ’15 (Musical Theater)
Mercure/Achille Creux – Ryan Sitner ’15 (Acting)
Marjorie Jolicouer – Alina John ’14 (Acting)
Mme. Mandragola/Dona Polis./Livingston – Madison Auch ’14 (Acting)
Merrywether Lewis – Doug Smith ’14 (Directing, Playwriting and Production)
Morales – Anthony Martinez-Briggs ’13 (Acting)
Napoleon – Brandon Essig ’15 (Acting)
Harcourt/Feydou/The Captain – Morgan Knight ’14 (Acting)
Dorilante/James Monroe – Robin Stift ’13 (Acting)
Sparks/Walter Reed – Paul Zilberman ’13 (Acting)
Jacques Cornet – Jahzeer Terrell ’14 (Acting)
Murmer/Toussaint – Erin Flemming ’13 (Acting)
Dr. Toubib – Aaron Lofton ’13 (Acting)
Pincepousse/Tallyrand – Andrew Albitz ’13 (Acting)
President Jefferson – Brad Ogden ’13 (Directing, Playwriting and Production)


Andrew Albitz '13 (Acting)

Andrew Albitz


Brad Ogden '13 (DPP)

Brad Ogden

Thomas Jefferson


Shelvy Paredes '13 (Acting)

Shelvy Lourdes Paredes

Donna Smeldra/Josephine Bonaparte

Francesca Piccioni-Chappius '13 (Acting)

Francesca Piccioni-Chappius

The Infanta/Terpsichore/Mrs. Sparks