Article by Donna Shute-Provencher.
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A reader once wrote to the late great Madeleine L’Engle complaining about her use of “dirty words” in “A Ring of Endless Light.”

“How dreary to spend your time counting dirty words,” said the grande dame of young adult fiction, “but not reading the book. And how revealing of the person who is counting.”

Recently, I pitched a project to the local theater community: Let’s do Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” I suggested. Since the show grapples with heavy themes like spousal abuse and mental illness, I proposed we donate the first evening’s proceeds to the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County and host a post-show talk-back about domestic violence in our community.