We learn that Carlos is an up-and-coming lawyer, that Mae has some hidden past she is always running from, Laura lost her husband, who worked as a reporter, in Iraq, Damian is an almost limousine driver who has racked up some substantial gambling debts, Whitney's fiancé is cheating on her but still proposed to her, and that Steven is divorced and has a son and once was a respected photographer. Laura also watched the clip of her husband dying after an explosion and goes outside to mourn.
As the show progresses, however, we begin to see how the characters interact. Steven photographs her as he attempts to revive his career.
It was due to air in early 2007 on ITV in the UK but didn't after it was cancelled by ABC.
It finally made its debut on ITV on May 28, 2008 where all thirteen episodes were aired.
Flan and Ouisa invite him in, and they are immediately taken by Paul's intelligence and charm; he offers to prepare dinner, regales them with stories about his father, Sidney Poitier, and ends up spending the night at their apartment.
However, the next morning Flan and Ouisa discover that they've been had; Paul is actually a con artist from the streets who has been pulling the wool over the eyes of many of their friends -- and his actions are beginning to have serious consequences.
He saves Damian and Damian wants to repay him by buying him a drink.
While the two are at the bar, they see Whitney's fiancé making out with another woman.The play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.A young black man named Paul shows up at the home of art dealer Flan Kittredge and his wife Louisa, known simply as "Ouisa", who live overlooking Central Park in New York City.Eventually Paul uses their home for an encounter with a hustler, but is caught red-handed. Soon after, Paul starts up another con against a sensitive young man named Rick and his live-in girlfriend, Elizabeth. Six degrees of separation between me and everyone else on this planet. Kristin Griffith and Swoosie Kurtz read the role of Ouisa Kittredge in workshops in 1989 before Stockard Channing was cast.The young couple are new to the big city and, based on Paul's con, invite him to live with them until he gets everything sorted out with his wealthy father—who Paul tells them is Flan Kittredge. Channing was originally unavailable and was committed to coming to Broadway in another play, Neil Simon's Jake's Women. Channing had starred previously in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, and he offered her the role for the official Off-Broadway run. Stockard Channing won an Obie Award for Best Actress for her performance. The production transferred to the Vivian Beaumont Theater for its Broadway debut on November 8, 1990.Partly due to strained relations with her children, Ouisa finds herself feeling emotionally attached to Paul, hoping to be able to help him in some way despite the fact that he has victimized them. Because you have to find the right six people to make the connection. In May 2004 Michael Buffong directed a production at the Royal Exchange, Manchester with Lisa Eichhorn as Ouissa Kittredge, Phillip Bretherton as Flanders Kittredge and O-T Fagbenle as Paul. The play was revived on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in a limited engagement opening on April 5, 2017, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, with direction by Trip Cullman.