Theater

The Bluest Eye

Written by Toni Morrison
Adaptation by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Associate Professor of Theater and Africana studies Justin Emeka ’95

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $8 general admission (purchase tickets)
Location: Hall Auditorium (general admission - seating on stage, directions)

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio. Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow.

With rich language and bold vision, award-winning playwright Lydia Diamond’s powerful adaptation of an American classic explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl.