The Oregon State University College of Engineering is sponsoring "Spinning Into Butter," a play by Rebecca Gilman and produced by Bag&Baggage Productions.

The performances are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Room 200 at the Learning Innovation Center (LINC), 165 SW Sackett Place.

The play explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America.

The story begins when one of the few African-American students at a liberal college begins receiving hate mail. The campus erupts, first with shock then with mutual recrimination from faculty and students alike. 

At the center of the maelstrom is Sarah Daniels, the dean of students. As the administration sponsors public race forums and students start activist groups, Daniels is forced to explore her own feelings of racism. 

Tickets are free but required and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-4717 or