Six Degrees of Separation - Study Guide Section 1 (pages 3-13) Summary & Analysis

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The play opens with a painting by the artist, Kandinsky, revolving slowly above the two-sided stage. One side is geometric looking and rather dark, while the other side is quite bright and even wild looking. The painting stops moving and shows the darker side to the audience.

A couple rushes on stage in their nightclothes, very agitated and excited. They speak directly to the audience. He is Flan and she is Ouisa (Louisa), his wife, the Kittridges. They are an attractive married couple in their early to mid forties. They are alarmed and frightened and seem to have just witnessed a robbery or break-in at their home. They mention some prized possessions, as if looking to ensure they were not taken. Two other actors appear on stage holding up the mentioned items, and they realize that their possessions are safe. They then realize...

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