SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION to Open 1/11 at Actor's Express
Actor's Express has announced Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare, directed by Freddie Ashley. The production opens on Saturday night, January 11, 2013, 8pm curtain, preview performances are January 9 and 10, and the ever-popular pay-what-you-want sneak peek, "Director's Rough Cut", is Wednesday, January 8. The outstanding cast is led by Mary Lynn Owen and Doyle Reynolds as the affluent couple, and Jason-Jaml Ligon as Paul, the con artist. Complete cast list below. Three-show passes are available for the remainder of the company's season (and they make GREAT gifts!). Single tickets for Six Degrees are on sale now at the box office (404-607-7469) or online at www.actors-express.com. Preview tickets are $15, and single tickets start at $26; student and senior discounts available. Actor's Express is located at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. The King Plow Arts Center parking lot construction is expected to wrap up prior to Opening Night. The new deck will have a fee for parking. An updated media advisory will be sent prior to Opening to confirm whether or not the new deck is open and at what rate. Please visit the website and click on PLAN YOUR VISIT for up-to-the-minute information.
"Six Degrees of Separation is a landmark play of American theatre and producing it at Actor's Express is an exciting opportunity to explore what a great classic can mean to us in our times," said Artistic Director Freddie Ashley. "I can't wait to see this vital play burst into life on our stage."
Young Paul artfully cons himself into the lives of New York's bourgeois by claiming to know a wealthy couple's Ivy League children and being the son of Sydney Poitier. After he's caught seducing a hustler in their home, the charade is revealed and Paul is soon back on the street where he sets his sights on a young couple new to the city. From the award-winning writer of The House of Blue Leaves comes this bitterly funny comedy that explores the intimacy of the universe, and the comfort and chaos found within it.