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The Bluest Eye Tickets & Information

The Duke On 42nd Street

229 West 42nd Street

(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)

New York NY 10036 View on map

The Bluest Eye Summary

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

The Bluest Eye Special Information

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 ( or use the online order form at

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.

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The Bluest Eye Quick Facts

Running Time:

90 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

Appropriare 13 +.
We suggest those attending the show be at least 13 years old because while staged tastefully and respectfully, this show includes mature content, including references to incest and rape.


First Preview Date
November 3, 2006

Box Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm (When there is a performance - until Curtain.)
Saturday: Noon - 8pm
Sunday: Closed (When there is a performance Noon until Curtain.)

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The Bluest Eye
The New Victory Theater
c/o New 42nd Street
229 West 42nd Street - 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036-7201

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