Six Degrees Of Separation Tickets
Six Degrees of Separation is a play based on a true story. Brought to life by playwright John Guare, the play first premiered in 1990 and has since been a relatively regular feature on Broadway. Its latest revival for Broadway features an all-star cast including Allison Janney, the seven-time Emmy Award winner, John Benjamin Hickey, the Tony Award winning actor from The Normal Heart and Manhattan, and Corey Hawkins, the young star from Straight Outta Compton and 24: Legacy. This latest play is directed by Trip Cullman, who has also worked on Yen and Significant Other. If you are interested in seeing Six Degrees of Separation live on Broadway, be sure to get yourself a pair of Six Degrees of Separation tickets today.
After opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 25th, the play is slated for a limited run.
The Ties That Bind Us
Six Degrees of Separation is a play which explores an important existential idea – that everyone, wherever they are in the world, are connected to every other person around them by a chain of no more than six acquaintances. There are, in effect, "six degrees of separation" between us and those around us. by John Benjamin Hickey) doorstep, bloodied, and tells them that he has just been mugged and robbed of all of his money.
The Kittredges find themselves intrigued. Firstly, Paul is intelligent and appears to be well-to-do and
The play has been inspired by a true story. A young con man, Paul (who in this adaptation is played by Corey Hawkins) brings himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple by claiming to know their children from Harvard. He shows up at Ouisa (played by Allison Janney) and Flan Kittredge’s (played well-connected. His father, he mentions, is directing a new movie Cats. Delighted at the prospect of potentially appearing in his father’s movie and also by the fact that their children apparently like them and speak well of them to their friends, the Kittredges invite Paul to stay overnight. They are wowed by his knowledge, his articulateness, and even his incredible cooking skills.
Everything begins to unravel when they find Paul in bed with a hustler. Forced to confront their view of Paul and the connections that may have brought him into their lives, the Kittredges must confront some harsh truths, especially about themselves. Paul isn’t left unscathed either; his lies begin to catch up to him and he finds himself being led into dark, unchartered territory by his cons.
The Enduring Appeal of Six Degrees of Separation
Six Degrees of Separation, since it first premiered, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and for the Tony Award for Best Play.
This is a play which, through the use of comedy, addresses something painfully human: the space between how we see ourselves and how we want (and often need) others to see us.
Through the painful events that unfold over the course of the play, the key characters are forced to confront the notion of six degrees of separation. By the end of the play, Paul finds himself isolated as a result of his cons and his continuous need to lie. The Kittredges also find that they aren’t connected to themselves or reality when they ponder upon how they were led to be duped. What we’re forced to confront is that not only was no one in the play connected to themselves, they were obviously not connected to those around them. Rising inequality creates massive divisions, which make the rich and the poor very different from each other and unable to connect.
Guare’s play tackles all of these themes and forces the audience to confront the reality that inequality still exists and divides us, and today, technology is another dividing factor. These themes speak of the enduring truths held within and explored in Six Degrees of Separation.
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There’s a timelessness about Six Degrees of Separation. Despite the passage of time, it’s central message still holds true, and it seems that there is always an overarching force in society which acts as a divider.
This is a play you truly need to see for yourself. Be sure to get your hands on a pair of Six Degrees of Separation tickets before it’s too late.