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TAMIU Theatre Arts Students Present ‘Spinning into Butter’ Dec. 3-4, 6 Posted: 11/25/15

TAMIU Theatre Arts Students Present ‘Spinning into Butter’ Dec. 3-4, 6

 

Spinning In
 

            Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Theatre Arts students will present Spinning Into Butter, a theatrical work by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gillman exploring political correctness, cultural identity and conscious and unconscious racism.

            The shows will be at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Sam Johnson Experimental Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.

            General admission will be $5 at the door.

            The story unravels in a small liberal arts college in Vermont, where a young college dean is suddenly thrust into a volatile situation when an African American student becomes the victim of harassment on campus.

            The play deals with the issue of cultural sensitivity and also explores cultural capital or forms of knowledge, skills, education and advantages that a person has, which give them a certain status in society.

            Spinning Into Butter debuted at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1999. It was later produced at the Lincoln Center and the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. It was named one of the best plays of 1999 by Time Magazine and eventually became the third-most produced play in the 2000-01 season.

            For more show information, please call the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 326.2654 or e-mail adrianam.garcia@tamiu.edu

            TAMIU offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 25 at noon as part of a State-authorized observance of Thanksgiving.

            University offices reopen Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.

            University information is available 24/7 at tamiu.edu and on social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.