A Playwright's Insight -- and Warning

Tolins' play, The Twilight of the Golds, is running at Washington's Kennedy Center and headed for Broadway.

In the hours after the new study linking homosexuality with heredity was released, I was asked several times if I possessed psychic powers. The play I wrote, The Twilight of the Golds, is the story of a family thrown into turmoil when a pregnant woman is told through genetic testing that her fetus will most likely be homosexual. "It's like The China Syndrome and Three Mile Island," people said. "How did you know to write about this a year and a half ago?"

At first I replied, a bit smugly, "Well, if you followed the recent developments in this kind of...

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