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The New Victory presents the New York premiere of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production, The Bluest Eye. Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison's heart wrenching masterpiece is a haunting and tragic portrait of a yong black girl's coming of age in the racially turbulent 1940s. Ridiculed by her peers and her family, Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved. Each evening, she makes the same prayer for, "blue eyes to be pretty, blue eyes to be noticed, blue eyes to be accepted." This story of a girl with a seemingly innocent desire that transforms from childish wish into disturbing obsession remains poignantly relevant and an eerie reflection of today's unattainable standards of beauty. Proclaimed by the Chicago Tribune as "simple, beautiful, powerfully acted and deftly directed," Lydia Diamond's exquisite adaptation of The Bluest Eye stars Alana Arenas and an exceptional cast under the direction of Hallie Gordon. The performance on Saturday, November 11 features a signed interpretation for members of the audience that may be hearing-impaired. Both the Saturday, November 11 performance and the show on Friday, November 17 feature a talk back following the production.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway

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