Free Man of Color

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Featuring a cast of 20 led by Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer, Free Man of Color transports audiences to early 19th-century New Orleans, where a black playboy named Jacques Cornet (Jahzeer Terrell) is busy enjoying the city’s boisterous nightlife. At least, that is, until America purchases the Louisiana Territory, and Cornet suddenly discovers that the color of his skin means he’s no longer a free man. Six years in the making, the play attempts to create a Restoration Comedy (a free-wheeling European style of theater that celebrates depraved behavior) in an American context. The play exposes a deplorable era in the history of a young nation so obsessed with empire building that it turns its back on the pursuit of the very same freedoms that Americans had fought and died for a mere 25 years earlier. -J. Cooper Robb

8pm. $10-$20. Arts Bank Theater, 601 S. Broad St. 215.717.6450. tickets.uarts.edu
 

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WHEN
Friday, October 12, 2012
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
8pm. $10-$20.

WHERE
Arts Bank Theater , 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 10/12/2012. .

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