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The Bluest Eye

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Wurtele Thrust Stage

Please register by: Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Payment deadline: Thu, Mar 9, 2017


Theatrix

Zanna Joyce and Susan Bundlie are former homeschooling parents who had a non-profit homeschool community theater, Theatrix, from 1995-2006 (now defunct). For several years, they've offered discounted Guthrie Theater preview tickets for homeschooling families. Theatrix is not a business. Zanna and Susan just love theater.

A moving adaptation of a powerful novel

Description: 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.

Toni Morrison’s
THE BLUEST EYE
adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

Target age range: The Guthrie recommends children be at least 12 years old but admits children as young as 8 years. Not all plays may be suitable for all ages. Please feel free to consult the Guthrie (by email or online) with specific questions about the age-appropriateness of a production.

Tickets continue to be a lucky $13 apiece!
Cost per child/student: $13
Cost per adult/educator: $13

Registration: Seats are limited and reserved on a first-come basis. To obtain tickets:

  1. Send an e-mail to theatrixinformation(at)gmail.com specifying the number of tickets you’d like and for which performance.
  2. Receive an email confirming your request.
  3. Send a check, made payable to “Theatrix,” to...
     Theatrix
     1628 Ashbury Place
     Eagan, MN 55122
  4. Receive another email confirmation when your check is received.

If tickets for a particular production are sold out, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if, or when, more tickets become available.

Payment to Theatrix for each performance is due five weeks before the performance. If your payment is not received at least five weeks before the production you want to attend, your order will be cancelled, and the tickets will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Payments are not refundable.

If you are unable to attend a performance, please let Zanna and Susan know as soon as you can — right up to 10 minutes before the curtain goes up.

Either or both Zanna and Susan will be at the Guthrie with your tickets ½ hour before the start of the play. She or they will be standing on the ground floor between the two escalators, but closer to the west escalators.

Theatrix's Zanna Joyce and Susan Bundlie are excited to announce that once again they have been able to secure a limited number of underwritten tickets for several Guthrie preview productions for the 2016-2017 season. The Guthrie is aware that many families who homeschool or use alternative methods of education have financial limitations, so it generously continues to underwrite these tickets to increase accessibility to fine regional theater.

The Guthrie has a wealth of opportunities available through its youth and education programming. Be sure to investigate at www.guthrietheater.org/education

Late Seating: The Guthrie does not guarantee late seating after a performance begins. Late seating may or may not be permitted at the discretion of the director at an appropriate break in the action. You may be seated in an alternate location designated for late arrivals and take your original seats at intermission.

Sibling policy: All children must have a ticket and children under 8 are never admitted.
Parent policy: Adult supervision is not provided.


Information subject to change. Please check with Guthrie Theater for the most current information.