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Jonathan Roffe Thursday: 11:00-11:50 Conviction Leads All This year, the University Theatre has chosen to depict Toni Morrison’s controversial novel The Bluest Eye. This is the story of a child named Pecola who wishes for nothing more than to have blue eyes so people will notice her. Of course the blue eyes are used to symbolize the “beauty” of being white in the thoughts of some African Americans. This is a tale to show how black people choose to deal with this idea and unfortunately for Pecola it ends with her becoming insane. Although this story is thrilling and keeps the viewer interested from the beginning to end, the sight to see is not the innovative storyline of the controversial novel, but instead the extraordinary acting talent displayed by actor James Macon Grant who depicts the alcoholic and child molesting father of Cholly. Although Grant’s performance is terrific on its own, it is only enhanced through sound designer Matt Sherwin’s choice to include his own
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course AFRO AMER 225 taught by Professor Adell during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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