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My One True Friend-bookcover

By: Alexander Matthews

My One True Friend

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Are we all, to some degree, racist without realising it? The subject of racism can cough up questions which get uncomfortably personal. How many friends of another skin colour have you got? Is it a fair proportion? Have you got any? Have you gone on a trip with them or sacrificed something important for them, as friends are sometimes called upon to do? If you fail your own expectations, you could put it down to lack of opportunity or peer pressure from family and friends. Or you could insist you are not racist – it is simply a cultural difference.

Mixed marriages can sometimes be under severe social pressure. Yet society does seem to be integrating more and more. Maybe the pressure will increase until multiracialism is the norm. Future generations will wonder what the fuss was all about. All lives matter. The purpose of this play is to urge you to think about these matters. Each of the characters is affected by racism in some way. Which character would you most associate yourselves with?

Alexander Matthews worked as a professional philosopher for 22 years, teaching in various universities. He had a visiting fellowship to Princeton University in the USA in 1986. He published two books and a number of papers in philosophy before turning to the stage. He has had four plays produced in the West End with Arden Productions. My One True Friend was the fourth to be produced. Matthews is married. He and his wife, Shirlee, have children, grandchildren and even two great-grandchildren.

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