Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation
By John Guare

Six Degrees of Separation

Directed by Louise Large
On Stage: December 3-13, 2014
Auditions: August 27 & 28, 2014

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of Paul, who introduces himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple trying very hard to keep from falling through the upper-crust. Paul has just been mugged, and happens to be the son of the acclaimed actor Sydney Poitier. Upon taking the charming young man into their home, Flan and Ouisa quickly discover that things with their houseguest may not be what they seem. Despite their brief encounter, when Paul vanishes, his impact on their lives manages to linger. Heralded as a “tragicomic masterpiece” and “the most intelligent, immediate and artful American play in years”, Six Degrees of Separation provides us with a startling display of contemporary urban life, asking us to examine the importance of appearances and how we are connected to each other – and what those connections truly mean.

“I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation. Between us and everybody else on this planet. The president of the United States. A gondolier in Venice. Fill in the names. I find that A) tremendously comforting that we’re so close and B) like Chinese water torture we’re so close. Because you have to find the right six people to make the connection.” – Ouise in John Gueare’s Six Degrees of Separation

Cast Listing – Six Degrees of Separation

Paul – Jordy Kieto
Ouisa Kitteredge – Nicolle Lemay
Flan Kitteredge – J. Nelson Niwa
Geoffrey – Darrell Portz 
Kitty – Mary-Ellen Perley
Larkin – Kirk Starkie
Dr. Fine – Bob Klakowich
Rick – Kyle Tennant
Elizabeth – Kate Jestadt-Hamblin
Trent – Rudy Smith
Tess – Samara Von Rad
Doug – Frank Keller
Woody – Macalan Boniec-Jedras
Ben – Julain Stamer
Hustler – Jesse Setka 
Detective – Mark McGarrigle
Policeman/ Doorman – Sonja Gould
Male Servant – Gregory Kroestch
Female Servant – Kendra Lamothe 

Production Crew

Director – Louise Large
Assistant Director – Claudia Magalhaes
Production Manager – Tim Marriott 
Stage Manager – Laura Young
Assistant Stage Manager – Louise Mallory
Set Designer/Master Painter – Joan Hawkins
Assistant Set Designer/Master Painter – Rita Jensen
Costume Designer – Marisa Jordan
Assistant Costume Designer and Hair & Make-Up – Destyni Deluca
Dialect Coach – Marliss Weber
Lighting Designer – Richard Hatfield 
Sound Designer – Adam Keefe
Master Builder – Pierre Valoi
Properties Master – Cammille Maltais 
Assistant Properties Master – Kalin Jensen 
Technical Advisor – Phil Kreisel 

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