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The Bluest Eye

January 28 - March 26, 2022

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Celebrate the legacy of the landmark Toni Morrison novel

Novel by Toni Morrison
Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond | Directed by Awoye Timpo
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA, 527 Tremont St.

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Cancellation Notice: The Huntington is cancelling all remaining in-person performances of The Bluest Eye due to the detection of breakthrough COVID within the company. See below for more details. Digital stream available for purchase here.

 

Approximate Run Time: One hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

 

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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The Huntington is cancelling all remaining in-person performances of The Bluest Eye due to the detection of breakthrough COVID within the company.

 

We are still offering a high quality, 11-camera digital stream of the Bluest Eye through April 9th. Digital stream tickets can be purchased here.

 

Affected patrons are being contacted with further instructions.

 

Ticketing services is available from noon to 6 on most days and can be reached at 617-266-0800 if you have any questions or would like to exchange your tickets.

 

Ticketing Services hours can be found here.

 

Thank you again for your support of The Huntington. We hope that you stay safe and well, and that we’ll see you at the theatre again soon.

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.”

COVID Safety Protocols: For the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, all patrons, regardless of age, must present proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test (PCR test within 72 hours, Antigen test within 24 hours) in order to enter the theatre. Learn more.

Cast and Crew

Toni Morrison

Novelist

Awoye Timpo

Director

Lydia R. Diamond

Playwright

Ramona Lisa Alexander

Mama

Brittany-Laurelle

Claudia

Hadar Busia-Singleton

Pecola

Brian D. Coats

Daddy/Soaphead Church

Bjorn DuPaty

Cholly (Starting March 5)

McKenzie Frye

Mrs. Breedlove

Lindsley Howard

Maureen Peal/White Girl

Alexandria King

Darlene/Frieda

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

Dramaturg

Alaine Alldaffer

Casting

Rodrigo Muñoz

Costume Designer

Dede Ayite

Co-Costume Designer

Emily F. McMullen

Production Stage Manager

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

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