I had the good fortune of watching the preview of Six Degrees of Separation at Live Arts Thursday and recommend it highly. Because I had seen them before, I expected that Doug Schneider (as Flan) and Kay Ferguson (as Ouisa) would give strong performances. I was pleasantly surprised to watch Lance Lemon provide a very smooth version of Paul the first time I saw him on stage. There are fun moments with various members of the company, too. It’s a tight production that director Betsy Tucker has running close to 90 minutes, stages on an imaginative set with a nifty and functional design by Jeffrey Kmiec, and orchestrates so that thought-provoking themes about race, class, honesty, homosexuality, and (of course) human connections are evident from the beginning. So, you should get tickets and see it.