Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges
On the F. Otto Haas Stage MARCH 1 – APRIL 8, 2018 EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! Approximate Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in the 1940's, wants nothing more than to be loved. 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. This powerful adaptation explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.