Eleven year-old Pecola Breedlove desperately wants to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. Blaming her dark skin, she prays for blue eyes – as blue as Shirley Temple’s, as blue as a blonde baby-doll’s – certain that they will deliver the affection she so longs for. Narrated by Pecola’s young neighbors, Claudia and Frieda MacTeer, The Bluest Eye is the heart-wrenching story of a young black girl’s tragic coming of age in 1940’s Ohio. “Simple, beautiful, powerfully acted and deftly directed” (Chicago Tribune), Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is a poetic and piercingly relevant, must-see production from the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Due to the intensity of the play, we felt that it would be better served in the intimate 199-seat The Duke on 42nd Street theater, where the audience and the actors share a closer connection.
Please note: While staged tastefully and respectfully, this show includes mature content, including references to incest and rape
Family workshops are available. New Victory Members should call 646-223-3020 for information; non-members should call 212-239-6200.
Talk Back Performances: At select performances, company members will stick around and answer your questions. For The Bluest Eye, talk backs are scheduled for:
Saturday, November 11 at 2pm
Friday, November 17 at 7pm
Signed Performances: Select performances will be signed. For The Bluest Eye, Saturday, November 11th at 2pm will be signed. Call (212) 564-4222 for full schedule and additional information.
VICTEENS: Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 3:00 pm – VicTeens Insider Event VicTeens is a program for teens only (ages 11-18). This VicTeens Insider event is If you wish you had a chance to talk to the company after the show. The Insider offers a ticket to a show followed by a private, teens-only Q&A with the company and theater professionals.
Teens watch the show from a teen section of the theater. Parents or younger siblings allowed only in other sections of the Theater and cannot attend the post-show activities.
The event is $12.50. A 15% discount is available to those who purchase 2 or more VicTeens events at one time. For more information or to place a VicTeens order, contact Darren Molovinsky by phone (646-223-3065), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the online order form at newvictory.org.
If you’re between the ages of 11-18, join us for any or all of the events this season. All VicTeens participants will receive Scoop, a monthly e-newsletter packed with info about the shows and performers, trivia contests and teens that work at The New Vic.