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The Bluest Eye

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:30 am

Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Wurtele Thrust Stage

Brought to you by a Homeschool Adventures volunteer organizer!

Please register by: 5:00 pm on Mon, Feb 20, 2017


Pre-Play Presentation

Please check in by 9:30am. For no additional cost, student matinees include an optional 30-minute pre-play presentation during which students learn more about the production directly from professional artists and members of the Guthrie’s staff. Pre-show presentations run from 9:45am–10:15am.

A moving adaptation of a powerful novel.

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

Play Guides offer students a deeper understanding of Guthrie productions by providing commentaries about the playwright, the play's cultural and historical context and its literary significance, as well as additional sources and questions for classroom use. Play Guides are posted as they are available at guthrietheater.org/education/play_guides

More information: guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/_bluest_eye


Post-Play Discussion

For no additional cost, following the matinee performance, you are invited to stay for a post-play discussion with members of the cast. The post-play discussion concludes no more than 40 minutes after the performance ends.

Target age range: Best for ages 15 and up. The Guthrie's recommended minimum age is 12 years old. Children younger than 8 will not be admitted. All children must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Cost per child/student: $16
Cost per adult/educator: $16

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