• 2081 Addison St
  • Berkeley, California

Toni Morrison's - The Bluest Eye

Virtual Production

Pulitzer Prize Winner Toni Morrison's debut novel, The Bluest Eye (which turns fifty this year), comes to Aurora in a stunning adaptation by playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People). Pecola Breedlove is obsessed with Shirley Temple and a desire to have blue eyes. Claudia, another young girl and one of Pecola’s only friends, guides us through this hauntingly lyrical memory play. Diamond expertly translates to the stage the emotional depths of Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame in Morrison's work. Celebrated for a “profound and unrelenting vision,” (The New Yorker) Morrison sets The Bluest Eye in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and places three young Black girls—Claudia, Pecola, and Frieda—center stage as they strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse, and hate.

Tickets - $25.00

*Audio drama free to Aurora Theatre Company Members

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, May 12 to Tuesday, June 22
  • Thursday, May 13 to Wednesday, June 23
  • Friday, May 14 to Thursday, June 24
  • Saturday, May 15 to Friday, June 25
  • Sunday, May 16 to Saturday, June 26
  • Monday, May 17 to Sunday, June 27
  • Tuesday, May 18 to Monday, June 28
  • Wednesday, May 19 to Tuesday, June 29
  • Thursday, May 20 to Wednesday, June 30
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