Bellarmine stages fall drama “Spinning into Butter”

Posted: October 23, 2017

Bellarmine College Preparatory's fall drama, “Spinning into Butter,” opens on October 27 for six performances. Presented in conjunction with Bellarmine’s Summit on Human Dignity, Rebecca Gilman's play centers around a small liberal-arts college in Vermont, at which a series of hate crimes sparks an unavoidable discussion about overt, covert, and even unconscious racial discrimination. The crisis forces the college dean of students to confront individual and institutional racism. Each performance will culminate in an audience discussion.

Bellarmine’s production is directed by Peter Canavese; technical direction by Gregg Carlson; costume design by Jean Toohey; lighting design by Maren Lane. Bellarmine senior Cedric Nuniz is the stage manager, and assistant directors are seniors Carmelo Barrera and Isaiah Saluta. The cast features five Bellarmine students (seniors Orion Cruz, Bobby Houston, Dylan deJong, and Brett Allen; and junior Sean Chamberlain), as well as Ella Brancatelli from Lincoln High School, and Mary Taylor from Presentation High School.

“Spinning into Butter” runs October 27, 28, 29; November 2, 3, 4. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the 2:00 p.m. matinee on October 29. All performances are in the Main Stage Theatre of the Sobrato Center for Humanities and the Arts on the Bellarmine campus. Tickets available online at:

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