Six Degrees of Separation at Actor’s Express


Actor’s Express is excited to announce Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare, directed by Freddie Ashley. The production opens on Saturday night, January 11, 2014, 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 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.


The cast is eighteen actors strong and has within it some of Atlanta’s best. The mix of return appearances and AE debut appearances makes for great chemistry on stage and off.

Mary Lynn Owen – Ouisa

James Donadio – Flan

Doyle Reynolds – Geoffrey

Jason-Jamal Ligon – Paul

Jordan Harris – Hustler

Lane Carlock – Kitty

Larry Davis – Larkin

Peter Hardy – Detective

Ashley Prince* – Tess

Jordan Snead* – Woody

Ben Silver* – Ben

Charles Green – Dr. Fine

Patrick Myers* – Doug

Ronalda Thomas* – Policeman

Luis Hernandez – Doorman

Patrick Ruff* – Trent

Terry Guest – Rick

Amy Carpenter* – Elizabeth

* indicates 2013-14 company intern


Tickets start at $26 and are available online at or by calling the box office at 404-607-SHOW (7496).

Senior and student discounts are available.

Tickets for preview performances start at $15 and are on sale now, as well.

<<BE TECH SAVVY AND SAVE… tickets are always $2 less expensive online!>>

EVERYONE’S FAVORITE! “Director’s Rough Cut”: pay-what-you-want performance, Wednesday, January 8, 8 p.m.