Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye


Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:00PM
Wells Theatre

<i>Toni Morrison's</i> The Bluest Eye
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Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye


Adapted form Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel, this play explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. Young Pecola Breedlove prays for Shirley Temple's blue eyes, sure that love and acceptance will follow; but for a young black girl in Ohio in the 1940s, fitting in is easier wished for than done. This poetic narrative illuminates the destructive powers of racism, colorism, and how the dynamics of family and community can lift us up or tear us down. Produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company.