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Rosal Colon '08 in John Guare's Play Free Man of Color on Broadway

Date Released: 8/19/2010

The Purchase alum will be featured in John Guare's epic, Free Man of Color, a world premiere starring Jeffrey Wright at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Previews Oct. 21. Opening Nov. 18.

The Purchase alum will be featured in John Guare’s epic, Free Man of Color  a world premiere, starring Jeffrey Wright at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Previews begin Oct 21, opening Nov. 18.

 

Rosal Colon’08 performed in numerous Purchase Repertory Theatre productions including The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Home and Away, The Cherry Orchard, and As You Like It, while at Purchase. She graduated from the LaGuardia School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

 

Free Man of Color by John Guare will have its world premiere at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center.  The freewheeling epic is set in 1801 New Orleans. Jeffrey Wright, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, will play the title character Jacques Cornet a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city.  Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world.

 

The play will be directed by George C. Wolfe, have sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound by Scott Stauffer, original music by Jeanine Tesori and choreography by Hope Clarke. Tickets at the Lincoln Center Theatre Box Office.