Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mixed Marriages

Mixed marriages come in many forms. We are all aware of the racial divide. Just this May Mildred Loving passed away at 68. Her marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning state miscegenation laws. Cultural, religious differences, and racial differences can make for a very dramatic results.

There are more humorous approach to a diverse union, read "Surviving My Mixed Marriage"

Mixed Marriages are common place today and it has always been said that opposites attract. Below information about the theatrical production of Platinos and Collard Greens, that tells a story of differing backgrounds that find love.

Written by David Lamb and directed by Summer Hill Seven, tells the story of two college students, Freeman, an African-American man and Angelita, a Latino woman, both forced to confront and overcome cultural and racial prejudices while defending their bond from the biases held by family and friends. From Website Platanos and Collard Greens

Another play about the complicated story of Cultural and Racial Unions.

Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. However, when she learns he is a widower with 2 half caste kids, she cannot accept the sitution. Meanwhile, Cable falls in love with a Polynesion girl named Liat. Cable and de Bacque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return. From Website Broadway Musical Home/South Pacific

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