Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

The University of Louisville’s Theatre Arts Department Presents John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation."

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, claiming he knows their son at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence and his fascinating conversation (and the possibility of appearing in a new Sidney Poitier movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. But in the morning they discover him in bed with a young male hustler from the streets, and the picture begins to change. After kicking him out, Ouisa and Flan discover that friends of theirs have had a similar run-in with the brash con artist. Intrigued, they turn detective and piece together the connections that gave Paul access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory and his lies begin to catch up with him. As the final events of the play unfold Ouisa suddenly finds herself caring for Paul, feeling that he gave them far more than he took and that her once idyllic life was not what it seemed to be.

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00pm

The Playhouse
1911 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Arts, Theater

Audience

Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Theatre Arts

Website

https://louisville.edu/theatrearts

Cost

$10- $20

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##theatre #performing #arts

Keywords/Tags

theatre performing arts

Contact Name

Blair Potter

Contact Phone Number

(502) 852-7682

Contact Email

blair.potter@louisville.edu

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