"The Bluest Eye" at the Huntington with Dramaturg Prof Sandy Alexandre

Published on: February 8, 2022

Celebrate the legacy of the landmark Toni Morrison Novel “The Bluest Eye” Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond & Directed by Awoye Timpo. JANUARY 28 – MARCH 26, 2022 at THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE CALDERWOOD/BCA, 527 TREMONT ST

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic debut novel come to life. Boston favorite Lydia Diamond (Stick FlySmart People at The Huntington) adapts the book with grace and subtlety. The Bluest Eye tells the story of Pecola, a young Black girl who believes the world would be wonderful if she could have blue eyes. Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly emotional, The Bluest Eye is an American touchstone.

Director Awoye Timpo is inspired by the storytelling traditions of Black rituals. Audiences will be seated in a circle surrounding the actors, and the experience will create a space for provocation, remembrance and healing. In Awoye’s words, “Coming together in a circle to tell a story is essential to our humanity. That’s what we’re inviting the community into with The Bluest Eye.”

The Bluest Eye plays in approximately one hour and 40 minutes with no intermission. Ticket information here

  Read “The Bluest Eye turns 50” with the dramaturg Sandy Alexandre here