John Guare

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A FREE MAN OF COLOR (Temple): Outrageous but haphazard vaudeville

John Guareā€™s play about race relations in early 19th century New Orleans is sprawling and convoluted under the best of circumstances.

Two best friends who are also secret lovers (Carlo Campbell and Walter DeShields) with one of the women in their lives looking on (Alicia D. Smith).  Photo by Stephen Hudgins.

VI DEGREES (GoKash): Comrades in erotic arms

VI DEGREES by Kash Goins opens with a playfully sexual banter between an affianced couple: Solomon (Carlo Campbell), a classic tall, dark, and handsome schoolteacher lounging at home in his…