Normalcy: A Play about A White Couple Adopting an African American Child

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A steady stream of national and local disasters. So steady we’ve grown inured to them. And with each comes the inevitable chorus of “Things must change. We must change. We need to do better. We need to be better.” And that lasts a while, right up until the subsequent and equally inevitable call for “a return to normalcy”.

When confronted with the option of making hard choices that may benefit society, or returning to the personal comfort of what we know, what is the right thing to do?

Bennett Windheim’s play, Normalcy – which begins previews Labor Day weekend at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on 42nd Street  – tackles themes of identity, race, terrorism, nationalism, manifest destiny, marriage and the media, all through the lens of one affluent white couple’s attempt to make the hard choice – adopting a black child or, as one character says, “saving one life from falling through the cracks” – and the unexpected and unintended consequences that it has on their happy and complacent lives.

via The Play.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Luanne! The play is definitely compelling and I think your readers will find it engaging and though provoking!


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