Vpstart Crow Productions’ Artistic Director Rob Batarla tells us about their new production of Six Degrees of Separation which opens this Friday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
“Vpstart Crow Productions has been around for about 17 years in the greater Manassas area and has been in our new home at the Hylton Performing Arts Center for the past two seasons. Initially focusing on Shakespeare, the company expanded early on to include other classic theatre and in the 2010-2011 season started introducing modern shows as “instant classics.”
Six Degrees of Separation explores the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, “six degrees of separation.” The original Broadway production debuted in 1990 and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. A film version starring Will Smith, Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland came out in 1993 and earned Stockard Channing an Academy Award nomination for Best Leading Actress.”