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Spinning Into Butter
Spinning Into Butter
"[This play] will be provoking heated conversations, not to mention awkward moments, in the Lincoln Center subway stop for some time to come." — Variety

"Rebecca Gilman's provocative new play tackles the issue of raciscm with fresh vitality while standing political correctness on its head." — The Daily News

"This is a drama that will send audiences arguing into the night, and one that cries out to be seen." — The Daily Telegraph
By Rebecca Gilman.

Cast: 5m., 2w. "The 'issue' play makes a comeback with Spinning Into Butter, the highly anticipated Gotham debut of playwright Rebecca Gilman, whose work has been acclaimed in prior London and Chicago outings. Gilman's subject … is the latent racism that may lurk in the liberal hearts of—well, people like New York theatergoers! It's a potent topic, and the playwright explores it with an admirable boldness as well as a nice leavening of humor." (Variety) Spinning Into Butter explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today. When one of the few African American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts, first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another. At the center of this maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the dean of students. As the administration sponsors public "race forums" and the students start their activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feelings of racism. Her self-examination leads to some surprising discoveries and painful insights, the consequences of which even she can't predict. Single set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SF9
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  86
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  135 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583420711
Publication Date: 05/25/2001
Biographies
Rebecca Gilman's plays include Luna Gale; Spinning Into Butter; Boy Gets Girl; The Crowd You're in With; Dollhouse; A True History of the Johnstown Flood; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Blue Surge; Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and The Glory of Living. Her plays have been produced by (among others) the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, ...More
Rights & Availability
This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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