Spinning Into Butter: A Play in Two Acts

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Dramatic Publishing, 2001 - Racism - 90 pages
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Set on a small college campus in Vermont, 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 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.

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A play about racism that challenges us to examine our own preconceptions and how tolerant we really are. The story was talky and preachy, the characters were poorly developed stereotypes, and the ... Read full review

Spinning into butter: a play

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Gilman has received numerous awards for her plays, which include Glory of Living. Boy Gets Girl, which had its premiere in Chicago on March 16, 2000, considers what happens when a blind date turns ... Read full review

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