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Monday May 10 2021 at 12:00 PM
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× TONI MORRISON'S THE BLUEST EYE Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

Audio drama free to Aurora Theatre Company Members BECOME A MEMBER

THIS IS AN AUDIO ONLY VIRTUAL EVENT: The event is listed as begninning at 12pm: Tickets for a given date will allow the ticket holder to listen to this audio drama online beginning ANY TIME after 12pm on that date, for up to 24 hours. Ticket Holders can expect an email with a link that can be used to access the performance.

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.

"POIGNANT AND POETIC DRAMA" — Minneapolis Star-Tribune


Virtual Tickets Valid for 24 Hours Beginning 12PM
Tickets Give Patrons Access to This Production On
The Ticketed Date, Beginning At 12PM, for 24 Hours
Berkeley CA 94704


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