• Spinning into Butter

  • By: Rebecca Gilman
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 02-08-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (13 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

In struggling with the problems of minority students, including harassment, college administrator Sarah Daniels confronts her own intractable prejudices in this fundamentally serious play, which includes elements of satire and farce. The actors do well by their sometimes broadly painted characters, with Jordan Baker a convincing, sympathetic Sarah (though minorities may find her struggles to tolerate them unsympathetic). Musical cues make scene and act divisions clear; the live audience's reactions are welcome, except for laughter at purely visual cues. Some scenes, at their start, sound hollow, as if recorded in a barrel, but that passes. A partially hopeful ending does not convince, but the play remains entertaining and thought-provoking - fun with a spine.
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Publisher's Summary

What happens when conflicting emotions inhabit the same space? When a new vocabulary is devised to disguise the same old thoughts? In this barbed satire of political correctness, Rebecca Gilman's provocative characters spin a web of their own, revealing the latent racism that may lurk beneath the porcelain veneer of a liberated conscience.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Jordan Baker as Sara Daniels
Daniel Chacon as Patrick Chibas
Michael Cotter as Greg Sullivan
Patricia Fraser as Dean Catherine Kennedy
Kevin Kilner as Ross Collins
Charles Kimbrough as Dean Burton Strauss
Stuart Pankin as Mr. Meyers
(P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works. All Rights Reserved.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gwynne O'Reagan on 03-05-08

Absolutely terrific!

Don't miss this one. Undoubtedly one of the strongest of the LA Theaterworks productions. A gripping, well-written play about the tangled issues of modern life and political correctness. The cast is first rate as well. You will enjoy it, and it will make you think. Everything a play should do. Please try it!

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out of 5 stars
By Dr.Bonnie Serrett on 07-15-10

Not That Great

I fell short of my expectations.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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