March 13, 2009

Now Playing!

Last night, Regent University Theatre opened Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning Into Butter. Named one of Time Magazine's best plays of the year, Spinning into Butter is a contemporary comic-drama that has theatre audiences across the country talking. The tranquil campus of a small Vermont college erupts with controversy when an African-American student receives racially motivated hate mail. The new Dean of Students struggles to defuse the whirlwind of emotions that spread like wildfire across the campus. In the process, she makes more than one startling revelation.

Says director Eric Harrell, chair of the theatre department, "Spinning Into Butter has sparked many important conversations about issues of race in communities across the country. It will be a thought-provoking catalyst for conversation among our own Regent community and patrons. The play probes beneath the surface, asking some particularly candid questions about how we view those different from ourselves, and investigates the root causes of why we ascribe general traits to groups of people on the basis of race. The set is filled with hidden metaphors and a particularly creative conceptual approach. As a highly realistic, contemporary play, we have worked hard to ensure the world of the play looks and feels like the world we live in—right down to the smell of coffee being brewed onstage."

Don't miss this challenging, suspenseful, and humorous new work presented by Regent Theatre.
STUDIO THEATRE Performances are:
March 12-14 & 19-21 @ 8 p.m.
March 14, 15, 21 & 22 @ 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call 757.352.4245 or visit the Box Office during office hours, Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information or to purchase tickets online, visit us at

Parental Advisory: Spinning Into Butter offers a complex and candid perspective on racism in contemporary culture. As such, it is recommended for mature audiences. Please call the box office for more specific information. 757.352.4245.

All Spinning Into Butter ticket holders are also invited to attend a special talkback with members of the cast and Director Eric Harrell. Talkbacks will be held:
Friday, March 13th following the 8pm performance,
Saturday, March 14th following the 8pm performance,
Friday, March 20th following the 8pm performance, and
Saturday, March 21st following the 8pm performance.

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