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THEATER REVIEW: “Kingdom City” at La Jolla Playhouse

Arthur Miller didn’t have any use for censorship or the communist-phobic American government in the 1950s, which he makes quite clear in his 1953 classic “The Crucible.” (The House Un-American Activities Committee noticed, and denied him a passport to attend the European opening of the play.)

Playwright Sheri Wilner revisits the censorship issue in “Kingdom City,” but dilutes its impact by trying to examine both sides of the issue. “Kingdom City,” directed by Jackson Gay, plays through Oct. 5 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre.

“Kingdom City” plays through Oct. 5 at La Jolla Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UCSD campus) in San Diego, California.

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Duke University admissions application allows students to self-disclose sexual orientation and gender identity

DURHAM, North Carolina — “Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke,” reads a new voluntary question added to the prestigious university’s admissions application, reports GLAAD.

The question asks aspiring attendees to share, if they wish, “a perspective you bring or experiences you’ve had to help us understand you better — perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background.”

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