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WC Theatre's 'Spinning into Butter' Opens Thursday

Storyline Features Racially Offensive Letters Directed at College Student

February 24, 2011

Pictured is Susan Dicken as Sarah Daniels, dean of students, and senior college student Ely Bolitho.

Pictured is Susan Dicken as Sarah Daniels, dean of students, and senior college student Ely Bolitho.

Wilmington College Theatre's winter production, "Spinning into Butter," opens Thursday night (Feb. 24) and runs through Saturday. Show time is 7:30 p.m. in Heiland Theatre.

Reservations are available by contacting the Theatre Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (937) 382-6661 ext. 267. Also, tickets should be available at the door.

Spinning into Butter is Rebecca Gilman’s provocative and prizewinning play set on a quiet college campus. Wynn Alexander, professor of theatre, is directing the show with Lois Hock, professor of theatre, is production designer.

Racist letters found on the door of an African-American student precipitate a turbulent situation that Sarah Daniels, the liberal dean of students, must investigate.

Gilman’s play “provides insights into contemporary issues of racism and political correctness in a challenging, sometimes comical, and often disturbing way.”

Due to the subject matter, the play is recommended for mature audiences.

The cast includes Susan Dicken portraying Sarah Daniels, Trae Walterhouse as Ross Collins, Megan McDonough as Catherine Kenney, Tom Blackburn as Burton Strauss, Fred Taylor as Mr. Myers, Zach Hughes as Patrick Chibas and Ely Bolitho as Greg Sullivan.