A powerful stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lydia R. Diamond’s dramatization of Morrison’s literary classic which centers on Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in the 1940’s, who wants nothing more than to be loved. 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. Adult situations, ages 16 and up.
Saturday, May 19 at 7:00pm
UC Davis Theatre and Dance Department, Wright Hall, Main Theatre
1 Shields Avenue, 222 Wright Hall, Davis, CA 95616