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Salt Lake Magazine | Dan Nailen's Lounge Act: SLAC's Twisting Look at Small-town Racism

Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:04
Published in News & Reviews

By Dan Nailen | Salt Lake Magazine | Published February 7, 2013

 

From the opening scene of HOW TO MAKE A RPE SWING, playwirght Shawn Fisher delves right into race as a topic worthy of a lyrical--and in this case hystercial--volley of dialogue as an elderly black handyman named Bo educates a yound white janitor on the difference between Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby, a player who Bo contends was the true pioneer in breaking baseball's color barrier. Robinson, Bo says, was simply the "right kind" of black player to be accepted by white America. 

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