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What about casting only Jews--Christians--Muslims--Atheists? Oy!
Last Edit: tmdonahue 06:32 pm EDT 10/05/19
Posted by: tmdonahue (tmdonahue@yahoo.com) 06:30 pm EDT 10/05/19
In reply to: re: Should people only be allowed to play their real-life identify? - Chromolume 04:14 pm EDT 10/05/19

Adding to diversity in the theater is a positive goal, but a PC barrier is counter-productive. What does the original poster think of Ali Stroker as Ado Annie, a character who is not wheelchair-bound per Hammerstein?

The history of Broadway is a lot of straight roles played by gay people and vice-versa, a lot of gentile roles played by ethnic Jews, blind or physically-handicapped characters seldom played by actors with those qualities. There is a suspension of disbelief for audiences in the arts. Actors are not their characters. That's part of the electricity of the theater.
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