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Runs from Friday April 9 2021 to Thursday May 20 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Virtual Production
Virtual Production
Berkeley CA 94704

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× TONI MORRISON'S THE BLUEST EYE

Audio drama free to Aurora Theatre Company Members BECOME A MEMBER



Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

COMING SPRING 2021



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

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