Write a response to the short story "The Date" by Michael Salomon.

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"The Date" by Michael Salomon is a script that dives into the idea of alternative casting. Alternative casting is when a role is written with a specific actor in mind but is then played by a different actor. In some cases, the casting ignores central aspects of the character.

In Salomon's play, the character of Duquan is a 25-year-old African American man. Instead, he's played by a white man in his fifties. The screenplay addresses this disparity and questions whether or not actors need to fit the...

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