2022-23 Season 20

The Bluest Eye

Adapted from the book by Toni Morrison
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe

Opening June 2, 2023

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about 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.

Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly emotional, The Bluest Eye is an American touchstone.

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"The playwright displays a delicate touch that seems right for the theme spiraling through the piece: that of the invidious influence of a white-majority nation not yet mature enough to validate beauty in all its forms."
Peter Marks
The Washington Post
Headshots of the cast

THE CAST

PECOLA Amiah Marshall
CLAUDIA Melanie A. Lawrence
MRS. BREEDLOVE Nikki Owens
FRIEDA/DARLENE Khalia Muhammad
MAMA Pauline Lamb
MAUREEN PEEL Devin Nikki Thomas
SOAPHEAD Emmanuel Kyei-Baffour
CHOLLY Tre’mon Mills

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Scenic Design Tiffani Sydnor+
Lighting Design John Alexander
Sound Design Justin Schmitz+
Costume Design Danielle Preston+
Properties Design Martin Bernier
Intimacy Choreographer Tiffany Quinn
Assistant Director Genny Ceperley
Lighting Associate Jerrett Harrington
Dramaturg Alissa Klusky
Technical Director Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Stage Manager Jared Shamberger
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Sheffer

+United Scenic Artist, Local USA 829 of IATSE

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