Spinning Into Butter: A Play in Two Acts
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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African American Ayn Rand Belmont better BLACKOUT SCENE bulleted list Burton Catherine closes the door Dean Daniels Dean Strauss dorm exits feel Glory of Living Goodman Theatre GREG SULLIVAN guess hands hate Toni Morrison Hispanic Jean Toomer knew knock Lancaster last night leave legal pad Lincoln Center Theatre Little Black Sambo mean meeting minority students moved to Vermont never nice notes Nuyorican Okay outsider art Patrick Chibas Pause Petra picks President Garvey racial racist red tide Rilke ROSS Royal Court Theatre SARAH beat SARAH enters SARAH laughs SARAH looks Sarah's office scholarship Simon Brick Small beat sorry Spinning Into Butter stares started Stop being stupid Students for Tolerance students of color talk to Simon tell Thanks There's thing thought tiger trying wait want to talk wonder Yeah yelling