Spinning Into Butter

“ The story unfolds at Belmont, a tranquil liberal arts college in Vermont, where Sarah Daniels, Dean of Students, suddenly finds herself faced with a super-explosive situation after one of the handful of African-American students at the school has reported receiving hate mail. As threats and abrasive confrontations among faculty and students multiply, the narrative, with insight and wry humor, tracks Sarah’s attempts to navigate a maze of posturing, accusations, and soul-searching on political correctness.

” as many twists as a farce,and that’s what it is—a post-comic, post tragic farce” The New York Times.

” … a brave, intelligent,and important play…” New York Magazine

” a complex, unnerving look at the way real people navigate between…racism and the perils of political correctness” Time

by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Catherine Pappas

Feb 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 2019

The Cast

Sarah Daniels

Jen Allegra

Ross Collins

Jim Broyles

Patrick Chibas

Carlos Jiga

Dean Catherine Kenney

Lorraine Barrett

Dean Burton Strauss

Joe Tranchitella

Mr. Meyers

Robert Toczek

Greg Sulivan

Nolan Maher


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Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

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The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913
Email: info@thestagecrafters.org