The Bluest Eye

April 15 - May 21, 2017 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

A moving adaptation of a powerful novel

Based on Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye is a heartrending coming-of-age story about a young black girl in 1940s Ohio. Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved, but she’s only met with ridicule and abuse. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. By turns beautiful and harrowing, this powerful adaptation explores the destructive power of a racist society and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.


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Sun, Tue, Wed eves; weekday mats $64 $54 $44 $34 $29
Thu, Fri; Sat, Sun mats $72 $62 $52 $42 $37
Sat eves $77 $67 $57 $47 $42
Previews (Apr 15-20) $59 $49 $25 $15 $15

Detailed Seating Charts, Group Sales, Standard Discounts and Child Policy
All prices and performances subject to change


The best conversations happen after hours. Stay late on these dates for a discussion with the artists who bring the show to life.

Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m.


ASL Performances
Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m.
Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Described Performances
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m.

Open Captioned Performances
Wednesday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m.