John Guare’s script for Six Degrees of Separation has always been on of my favorites. I didn’t live in New York when it premiered in 1990 and so did not see the original production. But I did buy a script and performed in a reading in Florida. And, of course, it established a meme that thrives to this day, a bit of relevance few contemporary play scripts can claim.
This production is first class. Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins lead a talented ensemble that takes us on a fabulous ride. Well, the script is the locomotive and once it starts rolling it never stops. What a great production. I knew I loved the script and this confirms why. Under the expert direction of Trip Cullham this is certainly a top candidate for best revival as it is seamless and still compelling.
This is a must see limited run. Don’t miss it.