Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940's 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, this 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. Flexible staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
"A must-see production … an altogether superb (and harrowing) world premiere stage adaptation." —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"Diamond's sharp, wrenching, deeply humane adaptation … helps us discover how an innocent like Pecola can be undone so thoroug