Lewis, an African-American professor with all the conventional trappings of success, finds his personal and professional lives thrown into turmoil when he refuses to attend the Million Man March. Unable to sleep, he is visited by ancestors—men who fought to be free, to vote, to obtain justice. Two exceptional actors embody three generations in this powerful play.
Infused with abundant humor, and woven through with original songs, Blue Door is a searing examination of family and identity that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to live with-or escape-the past.
Produced in collaboration with Profile Theatre
“...razor-sharp, funny and poignant...alternately ironic [and] touching"—Seattle Times
“Intelligent...unfailingly thought-provoking...Barfield poses sharp questions and counter-questions on contemporary black identity. Her vision is fearless and humane."—Los Angeles Times