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Juan and John
Public LAB Series 2009-10
JUAN AND JOHN (World Premiere)
Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith
Sound and Video by Marc Anthony Thompson
December 1- December 20, 2009
It’s 1965 and there’s a riot going on. Watts and Vietnam are burning. So is La Republica Dominicana. In San Francisco, it’s the Giants vs. the Dodgers. Juan Marichal vs. John Roseboro. Cain vs. Abel. Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson, the Obie-winning creators of A Huey P. Newton Story, return to The Public with new work inspired by ancient themes: rage, retribution, and redemption.
JUAN AND JOHN Performance Schedule
Tues at 7pm, Wed - Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2 & 8pm, Sun at 2 & 7pm
Join us for free discussions following Tuesday evening performances
Tuesday, December 8
Roger and Marc
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson talks with Obie award-winning collaborators Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson about their nearly two decades of creating theater together.
Tuesday, December 15
Race and America’s National Pastime
A panel featuring William C. Rhoden (New York Times Sports Writer and author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete), Rob Ruck (Historian at the University of Pittsburgh and author of The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic) and Roger Guenveur Smith, moderated by Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director of The Public Theater.
To learn more about the subject matter of Juan and John, we recommend the following:
- Glory Days with the Dodgers, And Other Days with Others By John Roseboro with Bill Libby
- A Pitcher’s Story By Juan Marichal
- The Tropic of Baseball : Baseball in the Dominican Republic by Rob Ruck
- Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
- A Huey P. Newton Story (complete play on MP3 or CD) by Roger Guenveur Smith
- The Watts Tower Project (complete play on CD) by Roger Guenveur Smith