Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE stage adaption by Lydia R. Diamond by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
The Guthrie Theater’s production of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, adapted by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz opened Friday, April 28, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison, 1970.
Playwright Lydia R. Diamond’s must-see adaptation of Toni Morrison’s breakout novel about black girls growing up in 1940s Ohio is directed with care by Lileana Blain-Cruz and an affecting cast. The 100-minute one-act is built on an intense story of Pecola Breedlove played by Brittany Bellizeare based on one of America’s greatest fiction novels.
Lydia R. Diamond’s work includes: Solitaire; Here I Am…See Can You Handle It; The Gift Horse, 2001; Voyeurs de Venus, 2006; The Bluest Eye, 2007; Stick Fly, 2008; Lizzie Stranton, 2009; Harriot Jacobs, 2011; Smart People, 2016. Her plays have received national attention and acclaim, receiving the Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Writing, an LA Weekly Theater Award, and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. She has taught playwriting at DePaul University, Loyola University, Columbia College Chicago, and is currently at Boston University. She is also a Huntington Playwright Fellow and a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.
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