Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company and MOXIE Theatre

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” is the first co-production between Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company and MOXIE Theatre. Adapted by Lydia Diamond, the play, about the legacy of racism on a young black girl, begins previews on February 2 and runs to March 3, 2013, at MOXIE Theatre, located at 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Suite N, San Diego, CA, 92115.

“The Bluest Eye” tells the story of one year in the life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio. Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Left to fend for herself, she blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. Adapted from the debut novel of Toni Morrison by the playwright of Mo’olelo’s 2011 production of “Stick Fly,” “The Bluest Eye” paints a portrait of the legacy of racism on a young girl’s psyche.

MOXIE Theatre’s award-winning Artistic Director, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, will helm the project, directing a dynamic ensemble of actors. Leading the storytelling of “The Bluest Eye” will be UCSD MFA alumnae Lorene Chesley as Claudia, last seen in Mo`olelo’s “Stick Fly” by Lydia Diamond, and Marshel Adams as Frieda. Tickets are available at or 619-342-7395.

Cashae Monya stars as Pecola.

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