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Blue Door

Poster for the play BLUE DOOR featuring a blue door surrounded by musical notes and stars, and a man holding and looking at a

Blue Door

Friday, April 19, 2024 7:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2024 2:00 PM (PDT)


Tanya Barfield’s two-man play puts Lewis, a high-achieving Black mathematics professor, in conversation with three generations of his ancestors over the course of a fevered dream or night of sleepless delusion as he wrestles with his own sense of self and cultural identity. Estranged from his white wife, who accuses him of being out of touch with his heritage for refusing to attend the Million Man March, Lewis must journey through the past in order to determine his future. The ancestral visitations he receives call upon joy and pain, suffering and resiliency, music and song to situate Lewis in a long lineage of Black men in America from enslavement and Jim Crow to Black Power. 

“Encapsulates more than a century of history on a very personal level… exhilarating!” -CurtainUp

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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Friday, April 19, 2024 7:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2024 2:00 PM (PDT)
Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM.; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM
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