Glasgay! production of a Tennessee Williams work in 2008
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Laurance Rudic
Citizens Theatre 21 October – 1 November 2008
An ongoing problem in today’s society is the “disconnect” between the values of a society and one’s own internal values. Failure to conform or even adhere to what is defined as “normal” often leaves one in the margins or shadows of social life. In particular, sexual, racial and gendered differences are often equated to defining someone “different” as inferior or less than equal to others.
For many who define or understand themselves as “different” there is a hope, and sometimes an erroneous belief, that cultural or social acceptance will somehow magically happen once barriers are torn down. However, history continues to show us that these barriers or obstacles often do not simply disappear but rather become less overt or simply subtle. All too often, what remains is a profound disappointment.