Theatre Workshop of Nantucket's excellent rendition of John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" is not to be missed. The intelligent script gives the audience much to ponder about the role of class, race, imagination, reality and perception. Director Kate Splaine brings out the talents of the actors in this well-staged production. Annie Breeding and John Devaney play Louise and Flan, an upper middle-class couple conned by "Paul", a mysterious young black man who claims to be at Harvard with their children. Their chemistry between Breeding and Devaney brings the audience intimately, sometimes uncomfortably so, into their living room as they struggle with a wide range of emotions resulting from their interactions with Paul, who especially beguiles the sensitive Louisa. Chris H. Holland as Paul is alternately intelligent, vulnerable, sensual and sinister. He casts his spell convincingly in a wonderful performance. An excellent supporting cast rounds out the performance and the script gives each actor a scene in which to shine. It is theater at its best.
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