A revised version of Lydia Diamond’s debut play Stick Fly appeared in a new production by the Huntington Theatre in February and March 2010. The run was a great success, selling out in its entirety and even selling out an extension to the run. Now the production has also received multiple IRNE awards for Best Production, Best New Play (that would be Lydia), and Best Director (Kenny Leon).
Meanwhile in LA, a production of The Bluest Eye, an adaptation of the Toni Morrison novel of the same name, has received considerable coverage. The Santa Monica Mirror called it “a grim classic“; that production has been selling out its stops. A parallel production in Virginia was called by the Richmond Times-Dispatch “this jewel of a play“. The LA Times has a blurb.