“Poignant, provocative.” –Backstage
“…an altogether superb (and harrowing) stage adaptation.” The Chicago Sun-Times

This critically-acclaimed adaptation of Toni Morrison’s story follows three girls in post-depression Ohio. Eleven year-old Pecola Breedlove despises her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. Claudia and Frieda McTeer are sisters who try to care for Pecola when the rest of the community fails to do so. With rich language and bold vision, this story examines standards of beauty, a young girl’s coming of age and the devastating events she endures.

FREE  EVENTS

Contemporary Relevance and Context for The Bluest Eye

Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 5:30-6:30 pm
Join FSU English Department Chair Dr. Trela Anderson, Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and director Khanisha Foster
for a conversation about both the novel and the play The Bluest Eye.

Behind the Curtain
Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 6:30-7:15 pm
Join director Khanisha Foster and the cast for a look at the production process of The Bluest Eye.
Gain special access to the design, casting and direction of the play.

Pre-Show Conversations
Made possible in partnership with the Junior League of Fayetteville.
Join us before each evening performance (except opening night) at 6:45 for a lively and informative pre-show talk about this production.
These talks will give insight into the time period of the play, the historical context and the process of adapting a novel into a play.

Post-Show Discussions
Thursday, Nov. 6th and Friday, Nov. 14th

Join the actors and artists after the performance for a conversation about the play following the community night performances.

What is this play rated?  This poignant and heartbreaking tale of racism, incest and child molestation is treated with honesty and sensitivity. The script was adapted by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults, and is recommended for high school and above.

 

 

 

 

Kenya Alexander

Pecola Breedlove

Lydia Williamson

Claudia McTeer

Cerina Johnson

Frieda McTeer

Beethovan Oden

Cholly

Alason Little

Mrs. Breedlove

Deon Releford-Lee

Soaphead Church

Michelle Walker

Mama

Ann Flanigan

Maureen Peel

Production

Khanisha Foster

Director

Lex Van Blommestein

Scenic Designer

David Castaneda

Lighting Designer

Tamara Roberts

Sound Designer

Em Rossi

Costume Designer

Ken Blinn

Production Coordinator

James Rogers

Technical Director

Brittni Paige

Stage Manager

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Co-Producers

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