The Bluest Eye

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A haunting and tragic portrait of a black girl's coming of age in the racially turbulent 1940s. With rich language and bold vision, this 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. The Bluest Eye production is also a tribute and 50th anniversary celebration to the African-American Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s acclaimed debut novel. Lydia Diamond’s dramatization of the novel has appeared at distinguished regional theatres around the country and won the AATE Distinguished award.

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This haunting play does not shrink from stirring up the audience and cutting a hole in one's heart to expose the soft or hard (as the case may be) inner core. The actors seemed to know instinctively how to pull the marrow out of the characters they were cast to portray. The precision and purpose in which the characters entered and exited the stage made the two hours of uninterrupted performance fly. While the tenor of the play is drama, humor is plentiful.

Highly Recommended

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This story is not easy to tell. Director Bernadette Speakes approaches the sensitive story into a delicate masterpiece. Incest, sexual abuse are not subjects to present carelessly. Speakes manner is tender and gentle but, still, gets the point across that this happens in all families.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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This haunting play does not shrink from stirring up the audience and cutting a hole in one's heart to expose the soft or hard (as the case may be) inner core. The actors seemed to know instinctively how to pull the marrow out of the characters they were cast to portray. The precision and purpose in which the characters entered and exited the stage made the two hours of uninterrupted performance fly. While the tenor of the play is drama, humor is plentiful.

Highly Recommended

sweet - Rosemary Thomas - Theatre Spoken Here - ...read full review


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This story is not easy to tell. Director Bernadette Speakes approaches the sensitive story into a delicate masterpiece. Incest, sexual abuse are not subjects to present carelessly. Speakes manner is tender and gentle but, still, gets the point across that this happens in all families.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review