SynopsisNobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940's Ohio. Eleven year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. Blaming her dark skin, she prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. With rich language and bold vision, this story examines the standards of beauty, a young girl’s coming of age, and the devastating events she endures.
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- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"In The Bluest Eye, the best work on view is all about grace and subtlety...in director Hallie Gordon's staging, Alana Arenas embodies Pecola with heartbreaking clarity...The entire cast is sharp..."
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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