Raisins in a Glass of Milk or Raisins in a Rainbow

What it is like to be perceived as the “Other” and still try to get the part.

“I want to be a raisin in a rainbow” exclaimed one of the actors in Raisins in a Glass of Milk, a scripted performance by six Cornish students and alumi, currently playing Sunday nights at 18th and Union Theatre. The subject was the casting difficulties one’s appearance causes if one’s appearance deviates from the perceived ideal of “normal” in our society, which is still the Northern European blue-eyed blonde.