Play Examines Racism at Liberal College

(Bradenton, Fla., March 31,  2008 - Manatee Community College (MCC) Studio 84 Productions will present the area premiere of "Spinning Into Butter," a play by Rebecca Gilman. The play will be performed at 8 p.m., April 17-19 in the Chamber Theatre, which is in room 123 of building 11, located to the right of the main entrance to Neel Performing Arts Center off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West, MCC Bradenton.

Set in a liberal arts college in Vermont, the play hinges on a singular event that turns self-proclaimed liberals into finger-pointing fools. Director Dean Anthony says "The play postulates that everyone is at least a little bit racist, and that not acknowledging this is the most dangerous cut of all. Above all, the play deals with the almost insurmountable hurdle that political correctness puts in the way of truly talking about race."

Cast members are Kira Borrowdale, Nicholas DeLisi, Joshua Fishbein, Robert Miller, Melanie Strunk, Chelsea Stump, Sherell Watts and Zachary Yowarksi.

Audience members are advised that the play contains mature language and themes. The 59-seat Chamber Theatre Box Office opens an hour before each performance. General admission is $10. Tickets are $5 for Florida students and MCC staff. Tickets go on sale April 1in the Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office. For more information, call (941) 752-5252.

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