The Bluest Eye

2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Jan 27, 2012
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Adapted from Toni Morrison's acclaimed debut novel by award-winning Northwestern alumna Lydia Diamond, The Bluest Eye asks the universal question, what is beauty? Young Pecola has always yearned for the blue eyes that she believes will make her beautiful and ease her hardships in school, her neighborhood and even her own home. Commissioned in 2005 through the Steppenwolf for Young Adults and the New Plays Initiative and directed by Northwestern faculty member and American Alliance for Theatre in Education President Rives Collins, The Bluest Eye is a powerful and poignant tale of the struggle to understand and embrace our own identities.

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