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 of Toni Morrison’s debut novel explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents this blistering contemporary drama in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall, May 17-19 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 19. General audience tickets are $18.50, faculty/staff tickets are $17 and students/seniors tickets are $12.
Contains adult themes and situations, recommended for ages 16 and up