Six Degrees of Separation
March 8- April 9, 2017 | The Ritz Theater
Opening Night: March 11, 2017
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Written by John Guare • Directed by Peter Rothstein
Featuring Mark Benninghofen, Sally Wingert, and JuCoby Johnson
Inspired by the real-life con artist David Hampton, this witty and sincere social commentary wrestles with the human desire for meaningful connection. Paul, a young black man, convinces wealthy white New York couple Ouisa and Flan Kittredge that he is the son of Sidney Poitier. Enraptured by his intellect and charm, the couple invite him to stay the night. However, Paul’s ruse is soon undone leading to discoveries which leave them all forever changed. Nominated for four Tony awards, Six Degrees of Separation is a singular tragicomedy on race, class and manners. Peter Rothstein directs a stellar cast of actors and musicians who inhabit and underscore John Guare’s riveting drama. This production contains full-frontal male nudity, strong language, and adult situations.