*Former theater co-stars Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def will reunite onstage this fall in the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of John Guare’s play A Free Man of Color.
Wright stars as Jacques Cornet, a wealthy man in New Orleans, just before the historic Louisiana Purchase in 1804. When American rule comes to New Orleans, Cornet and all that he represents is challenged.
George C. Wolfe will direct A Free Man of Color in his Lincoln Center Theater debut.
The play will also star Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Veanne Cox, Teyonah Parris, David Emerson Toney and others.
Previews are slated to begin Oct. 21, while opening night is scheduled for Nov. 18 at the Lincoln Center’s Beaumont Theater.
Wright starred with Mos in the Tony Award winning 2002 play “Topdog/Underdog.” The actors also appeared in the 2008 film “Cadillac Records.”