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Spinning Into Butter

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Spinning into Butter

Spinning into Butter

type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Hope Davis
director:
Daniel Sullivan
author:
Rebecca Gilman

We gave it a D

Shelf mold (on a reportedly troubled production completed in 2005) encrusts this ? misshapen adaptation of Spinning Into Butter, and Rebecca Gilman’s 1999 play about racism and toxic political correctness at a small Vermont college ?is lumpy enough as it is. A painfully miscast Parker nervously flips her hair and waves her hands, sitcom-style, as a do-gooding dean of students who must face her own prejudices on a campus where all her white colleagues apparently are hypocrites and fools. Williamson plays a local black journalist — all too obviously a minority position in Vermont. D

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