John Guare’s ‘Free Man of Color’

December 29, 2010 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

Set in New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase, John Guare’s new play, “A Free Man of Color,” centers around the son of plantation owner and a slave. “The key to the play is one of the nightmares of being a minority in America — that you don’t own your story and you’re not in control of your narrative,” says the Tony Award-winning playwright about his latest historical comedy. “The power of narrative is something I like to write about.” Guare read from his play and discussed the production, currently at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, with David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Center.
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