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Transylvania Theater’s “Spinning into Butter” explores dangers of both racism and political correctness; Feb. 16-19 and 23-25

Spinning into ButterLEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University Theater’s first production of 2012, “Spinning into Butter,” explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today. The play runs Feb. 16-18 and 23-25, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lucille C. Little Theater.

Transylvania senior Annie Barbera directs the regional premiere of this play, written by American playwright Rebecca Gilman.

When an African American student at fictional 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 his maelstrom is Dean of Students Sarah Daniels. As the administration sponsors public “race forums” and students start their own activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feels of racism, leading to some surprising discoveries.

Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling the box office at (859) 281-3621. For more information, contact Transylvania’s fine arts office at (859) 233-8141.

Poster design by Hunter Kissel '13.

2/2/2012

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