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.
Play by Toni Morrison, adaptation by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Justin Emeka ’95, associate professor of theater and Africana studies.
Purchase tickets from Central Ticket Office in Hall Auditorium; $8 general admission.