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Blue Door

By Tanya Barfield
September 23 – October 17, 2010
Directed by Suzi Regan 

A tenured professor of mathematics is jolted from the rut of his life when is wife accuses him of denying his heritage. While experiencing a disorienting insomnia he inadvertently conjures his ancestors. Three generations of men, from slavery through Black Power, challenge him to embark upon a journey combining past and present. Infused with abundant humor and woven through with original songs, Blue Door is a vivid, exuberantly theatrical play about the African-American male experience.

“… a play of psychological power and haunting beauty that plumbs difficult issues of racial identity and assimilation… moves with the speed and logic of a dream.” ~ Seattle Weekly

“… razor-sharp, funny and poignant… alternately ironic and touching… ” ~ The Seattle Times

“Intelligent… unfailingly thought-provoking… Barfield poses sharp questions and counter-questions on contemporary black identity. Her vision is fearless and humane.” ~ The Los Angeles Times

PERFORMANCES
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Additional 3pm matinees: Saturday, Oct 2; Thursday, Oct 7; Saturday, Oct 16

TICKET PRICES:
Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, September 23 at 8pm
Preview performances September 24, 25, 26 & 30 ~ $15
Beginning October 1:
Thursday evenings ~ $18
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $24
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $20
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price

IN THE PRESS
Preview Article: “Door to Discovery”
Lawrence Cosentino, Lansing City Pulse

Review: Blue Door opens to reveal a perfect performance”
Jim Fordyce, MIEntertainment.biz

Review: “Actors command passionate hold over Blue Door
Kate O’Neill, Lansing State Journal

Review: “Brilliant Blue: Williamston’s Door is well worth opening”
Tom Helma, Lansing City Pulse

Review: “Hope, promise pass through the Blue Door
Bridgette M. Redman, EncoreMichigan.com

Review: “Blue Door”
Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic