january, 2020

17janallday23febToni Morrison's The Bluest Eyeadapted by Lydia Diamond


Show Info

All the Way West Productions, Inc. is thrilled to bring its Black History Month Production of The Bluest Eye, an adapted play by Lydia Diamond and the Los Angeles tribute and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

A haunting and tragic portrait of a black girl’s coming of age in the racially turbulent 1940s. With rich language and bold vision, this powerful adaptation of an American classic explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl. Lydia Diamond’s dramatization of the novel has appeared at distinguished regional theatres around the country and won the AATE Distinguished award.

Los Angeles based director, Bernadette Speakes, helms the Hollywood Area production, featuring Marcus Clark-Oliver, Ken Ivy, Victoria-Elizabeth Newman, Briana Price, ReSheda Terry, Rodnesha Green, Yolanda Ross, Nicole Watts, Schantelle Cason and Victoria Allen.

The creative team for The Bluest Eye includes Shari Rhone (Choreographer), Scott Thure (Set Designer), Ashphord Jacoway (Costume Designer), Matt Richter (Light & Sound Designer), and Pam Noles (Stage Manager).

PERFORMANCES (Opening January 25th)

Evenings: Friday, Jan. 17th (Preview) at 8PM Saturday, Jan 18th & 24th at (Preview) 8PM; Friday – Saturday at 8PM

Matinees: Sunday (Preview) January 19th at 3PM; Sundays – January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at 3PM

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Toni Morrison Tribute: Join playwright Ford Morrison, Toni Morrison’s son, Lydia R. Diamond, Obba Babatundé, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Bernadette Speakes on Friday,

Jan. 24th for a Post-show Dessert Gala and Q & A, $50 (includes 8:00PM show admission). Red Carpet Consideration Contact: thebluesteyeb20@gmail.com

High School Matinee: High School matinee performance, which includes a post- show Q and A with cast members. The Bluest Eye High School matinee is scheduled for Friday, February 14th, with the performance beginning at 10:00 am and the post-
show Q & A beginning at 12:30pm. To join the High School matinee and receive The Bluest Eye study guide contact: thebluesteyehb20@gmail.com

Pre-Show Discussions: Join other theatre patrons @ Bungalow 40 (Theatre Lobby/Café) and discuss the play, playwright, and play’s themes every Friday (1/31/, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21) before the 8PM performances.

After Words: Join a member of The Bluest Eye cast (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening and Closing Nights.


January 17 (Friday) - February 23 (Sunday)


Hudson Backstage Theatre

6539 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038

Presented by

All The Way West Productions, Inc.

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Tickets $30 General Admission

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Also available on www.eventbrite.com and www.goldstar.com .

Discounts for seniors, veterans, teens, and previews are available.

Group Discounts: Purchase 10 or more tickets and receive a $10 discount off each ticket. As the organizer of a group, your ticket is free!
Contact thebluesteyehb20@gmail.com for more information.

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