Start: Trent: Thi...

Six Degrees of Separation

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Basics

Show Type
Characters
Genders
  • : 0
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
An urban apartment, late 1980s, night.
Act/Scene
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Scene Context

This scene is a flashback to the relationship of Paul, the young black con man, and Trent, his

Scene Text

Start: Trent: This is the way you must speak. Hear my accent. Hear my voice. Never say you’re going horse-back riding. You say you’re going riding. And don’t say couch. Say sofa. And you say bodd-ill. It’s bottle. Say bottle of beer.

End: Paul: That’s enough for today.

Guare, John, Six Degrees of Separation, Vintage Books, 1994, pp. 76-79.