Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue

June 25, 2022

  • By Kemp Powers

  • Reading

  • NEUHAUS THEATRE

Overview

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Bernard and Steven Gentry are twins living starkly different lives. One passes as white and the other lives as a Black man. Steven spent his childhood trying to fit in and is now a successful attorney. Bernard was a star student who dreamed of being an astronaut, but his prospects now are as dismal as the Space Shuttle Challenger that once inspired him. From their childhood in 1980’s New York City to a Minnesota courtroom in 2006, Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue tells a tale of two brothers which shines a unique light on the nature of privilege in America. A bold new play by Oscar-nominee Kemp Powers, best known for his play and film One Night in Miami and Disney/Pixar’s Soul

CONTENT ADVISORY

Christa McAuliffe's Eyes Were Blue contains Language, graphic descriptions of Violence and racism as it depicts one teenager's experience of racism that would ultimately change the course of his life. To learn more about the content of this show, please click here for our content advisory page.

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Creative Team

The Cast

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Brandon J. Morgan

as Bernard "Bear" Gentry

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Jeremy Gee

as Steven "Sevvy" Gentry

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David Matranga

as Joseph "Joey" Martinelli

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Elissa Cuellar

as Migdalia

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Annie Wild

as Summer

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Jasmine Renee Thomas

as Stage Directions