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Spinning Into Butter

09/07/17 - 09/24/17 • 

Political Correctness: 1. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation;, and, 2. Being or perceived as being overly concerned with such change, often to the exclusion of other matters.

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Spinning Into Butter explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America; a story seemingly ripped from today’s headlines and uniquely relevant to our political culture.

When one of the few African American students at liberal Belmont College begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts, first with shock, then with mutual recrimination as faculty and students alike try to prove their own tolerance by condemning one another. At the center of this maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the Dean of Students. As the administration sponsors public “race forums” and the students start activist groups, Sarah is forced to explore her own feelings of racism. Her self-examination leads to some surprising discoveries and painful insights, the consequences of which even she can’t predict.

“A brave, honest, intelligent, and important play…Spinning Into Butter is a play that demands to be experienced…to avoid it is not only to cheat oneself as a theatre goer, it is also to shirk a responsibility to think about serious matters…” – New York Magazine


The Vault Theater, 350 E Main Street, Hillsboro
September 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2017
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

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  • September 17, 2021 @ 8:39 pm

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Runs 09/07/17 - 09/24/17

Run Time 120 minutes, including 1 intermission(s)

Recommended for ages 16+

Content Advisory:

Spinning Into Butter contains themes related to racism, diversity, and politics. As such, it may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16. However, B&B believes strongly that the themes and issues explored in the production are important for all members of our community and, as such, encourage parents and teachers to consider making use of our “Study Guide” prior to bringing students and children to the production.

PAY WHAT YOU WILL NIGHT: Thursday, September 14th (cash preferred)


Please Note: This performance contains adult themes related to racism, diversity, and politics.

All shows (except where indicated) are General Admission.

The auditorium opens for seating 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Due to the intimate nature of our space, absolutely NO LATE SEATING will be allowed for any reason. Please ensure you arrive on time for the performance.

Magazine Series Lectures take place in the auditorium on each Friday performance starting at 6:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes.***

Post-show discussions and talk-backs with the cast and crew take place immediately following each Sunday matinee and last approximately 45 minutes.

***The Magazine Lecture Series for the opening weekend of September 7th will happen on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH. All following series will be regularly held on Friday.


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