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Shakespeare Walla Walla Presents "A Gay SDA Play"


Don't let the April 1 event date fool you—Shakespeare Walla Walla's presentation of "A Gay SDA Play" is a serious depiction of the lives of two dozen Seventh-day Adventists (some have left the denomination) who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Bradley Nelson, a graduate of Walla Walla University and playwright, says the idea for the play came from a similar dialogical presentation at Whitman College, a private school in Walla Walla, Washington.
"I was inspired by local production at Whitman where a student interviewed LGBT people his age—college-age individuals. He interviewed them, documentary-style, and created a script based on the interviews," Nelson said. Nelson left the Whitman College presentation with the thought that a similar exploration of the topic from within Adventism would be interesting. He began reaching out, starting with Kinship International, a support group for Adventist LGBT individuals. Read the full article...
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