The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Synchronicity Theatre
through October 24, 2021

Synchronicity themes their work as smart, gutsy and bold; and they don’t shrink back from any topic. This play was crafted by Lydia R. Diamond from the work of the same name by the internationally recognized, and award winning, Toni Morrison.

Ibi Owolabi directs a really fine cast of players who deal with segregation and racial discrimination in 1941 in a small town in Ohio. Some of the girls in the town could be the black versions of the Heathers; as they deal with Pecola Breedlove (Niara Simone Robinson) who wishes she had blue eyes and that it would change everything in her life. But like real life these days, things don’t always work out as we might wish.

This is a gutsy presentation based on a book that was often banned from schools because there are issues of infidelity, sexual abuse and some other unacceptable behavior; ergo not for the kiddies.

Synchronicity plays midtown and follows all appropriate Covid protocols, so bring your CDC vaccination card and your face mask. Discount parking passes are available at the will call desk. More info and tickets available at