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The Bluest Eye Digital Performance

Now thru April 9, 2022

Celebrate the legacy of the landmark Toni Morrison novel

Novel By Toni Morrison
Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond | Directed by Awoye Timpo

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Approximate Run Time: One hour and 40 minutes.


Content Warning: The Bluest Eye contains mentions of domestic violence, and alcohol abuse; instances of racism, and sexual assault of a minor, as well as descriptions of incest.

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Purchase tickets to the digital version of The Bluest Eye, available for streaming through Apr. 9. You’ll receive a unique streaming link immediately. This specially recorded version of the play was captured for film via a 10-camera shoot. The digital version of The Bluest Eye is closed-captioned.


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Show Synopsis:

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 Fly, Smart 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.”

Cast and Crew

Toni Morrison


Awoye Timpo


Lydia R. Diamond


Ramona Lisa Alexander




Hadar Busia-Singleton


Brian D. Coats

Daddy/Soaphead Church

Bjorn DuPaty

Cholly (Starting March 5)

McKenzie Frye

Mrs. Breedlove

Lindsley Howard

Maureen Peal/White Girl

Alexandria King


Greg Alverez Reid

Cholly (thru March 4)

David Freeman Coleman

Music Director

Adam Honoré

Lighting Design

Aubrey Dube

Sound Designer

J. Jared Janas

Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer

Lucas Bryce Dixon

Assistant Stage Manager

Sandy Alexandre


Alaine Alldaffer


Rodrigo Muñoz

Costume Designer

Dede Ayite

Co-Costume Designer

Emily F. McMullen

Production Stage Manager

The cast of The Bluest Eye; photo: T Charles Erickson

Jasmine Brooks – Assistant Director
Kaedon Gray – Assistant Choreographer
Omar Robinson – Fight Consultant
Dr. Samuel Nkansah – African Storytelling Consultant
Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson – Intimacy Coordinator
Ramona Lisa Alexander – Dance Captain
Cherie Corinne Rice – Dialect & Voice Coach
Susan Kinney – Rake Consultant
Jamie Carty, Winnie Chiang – Production Assistants
Baron Pugh – Associate Scenic Designer
Ethan Brown, Laura Valenti, Gaya Chatterjee – Assistant Scenic Designers
Caitlyn Buja, Duncan Kennedy, Elektra Newman, Isaac West, Jamie Carty, Jay Grannis, Rachael Hasse – Carpenters
Emily Keebler – First Costumer
Brittany Meehan – Stitcher
Kevin Barnett, Anna Brevetti, Dean Covert, Gabe Goldman, Angela Mantel, Callie Moos, Mark Whipple – Electricians
Jessica Hawkins – Assistant Sound Engineer
Lexie Lankiewicz – Audio Run Crew/A2