"Six Degrees of Separation" (Modern Plays)
By: John Guare (author)Paperback
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"I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation...It's a profound thought...How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds." Six Degrees of Separation is a modern American classic play: an explosive comedy that exposes white middle-class hypocrisy and prejudice. The play is a sharp, witty but serious exploration of the individual in society and the values or beliefs which motivate them. A young African-American man gains access to the homes of upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Treated with suspicion and then affection, he soon wreaks havoc in their comfortable lives. The play first opened off-Broadway in 1990 and, after playing to sold-out houses and ovating audiences, it was produced internationally and made into a blockbuster film starring Donald Sutherland, Stockard Channing and Will Smith in 1994. It won numerous awards, including an Olivier and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.
John Guare is a leading American playwright, whose best known works include House of Blue Leaves, which won both an Obie and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1970-71 and received four Tony Awards during its 1986 revival, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun which was produced at the Lincoln Center Theater in 1992 and was nominated for four Tony Awards, and Six Degrees of Separation which received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1990 and the Laurence Olivier Best Play Award in 1993.
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