Friday, October 9, 2009

Hampton Players and Company Presents “The Bluest Eye”

The Hampton University Players and Company proudly presents “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, adapted by Lydia R. Diamond. This unforgettable drama will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Armstrong Hall’s Little Theatre at HU.  Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee opens at 3 p.m.   Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, children and students, and admission for HU students is free.

How do you define beauty? Based on Toni Morrison’s novel of the same name, “The Bluest Eye” follows the tragic life of Percola Breedlove, a young girl looking for acceptance and the true meaning of beauty in rural Ohio during the 1940s.  This powerful play explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family and an innocent girl who wants nothing more than to be loved.  “The Bluest Eye” is sure to captivate audiences and cause them to reevaluate their definition of beauty.  

Bresean Jenkins is the director and costume designer for “The Bluest Eye.”  For ticket information, please contact the HU Box Office at (757) 727-5236 or (757) 727-5402.

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