Mos Def Returns To Theater With 'A Free Man of Color'

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Mos Def will return to world of theater this Fall, when he is featured in the Lincoln Center Theater's production of John Guare's play "A Free Man of Color."Mos Def, born Dante Smith, is acting under the name "mos" and will be reunited with Jeffery Wright, who starred with Mos in the Tony Award winning 2002 play "Topdog/Underdog.""A Free Man of Color" stars Jeffery Wright 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. The play is being directed by Tony Award winning director (Angels in America, Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) with customes by Ann Hould-Ward and sets by David Rockwell. In addition to Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def, "A Free Man of Color" will star Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Veanne Cox, Teyonah Parris, David Emerson Toney and others. Previews for the play are slated to begin October 21st, while opening night is scheduled for November 18th at the Lincoln Center's Beaumont Theater.