Spinning Into Butter
Friday, September 22 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, September 24 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Vault Theater 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Political Correctness: 1. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation;, and, 2. Being or perceived as being overly concerned with such change, often to the exclusion of other matters.
Which is it?
Spinning Into Butter explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America; a story seemingly ripped from today’s headlines and uniquely relevant to our political culture.
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.
“A brave, honest, intelligent, and important play…Spinning Into Butter is a play that demands to be experienced…to avoid it is not only to cheat oneself as a theatre goer, it is also to shirk a responsibility to think about serious matters…” – New York Magazine