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4 Performances added!
BLUE DOOR now extended through
March 5, 2017 by popular demand.

BLUE DOOR by Tanya Barfield

directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Jan 29 – Mar 5, 2017
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About the Play
Lewis is a tenured professor of mathematics at a well-regarded university. Underneath his veneer of success, however, lies a soul troubled by questions of personal and cultural identity as an African-American man. When his wife leaves him because he won’t attend the Million Man March (also there’s the issue with the laundry), Lewis will inadvertently conjure his ancestors who lead him through an unbelievable journey through the past and present. Filled with humor and woven through with original songs, BLUE DOOR is a vivid, exuberantly theatrical play about the African-American male experience.

About the Playwright
Tanya Barfield’s plays include: The Call (Playwrights Horizons & Primary Stages), Of Equal Measure (Center Theatre Group), Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory and additional theaters), Dent, The Quick, The Houdini Act and 121º West. She wrote the book for the Theatreworks/USA children’s musical: Civil War: The First Black Regiment. Tanya was a recipient of a 2013 Lilly Award and the1st Annual Lilly Award Commission. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, Primary Stages and Geva Theatre Center. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.

Performance Schedule

Jan 29 – Mar 5, 2017
Opening Night: Feb 4 @ 8pm
Thur @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @8pm & Sun @2pm

Special Performance Dates:

Bechdel Brigade Night – Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Join the Brigadiers for a pre-show event starting at 7pm to celebrate women in theatre. The Bechdel Brigade is a group of lesbian community leaders and theatre lovers dedicated to supporting MOXIE’s mission and female directors and playwrights like Tanya Barfield.

Second Sunday Q & A – Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
Join the cast and director of BLUE DOOR after the 2pm matinee to hear more about the process of the production and why MOXIE chose the play.

African-American Contemporary Identity and Double-Consciousness – Sunday , Feb 19, 2017
Join us after the performance of BLUE DOOR as we welcome our special guest speaker Dr. Adisa A. Alkebulan, Associate Professor in Africana Studies at San Diego State University, for a special post-show discussion about the themes explored in BLUE DOOR.

Location: MOXIE Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115

Ticket Pricing:
Previews-$20 (Jan 29, Feb 2 & 3 )
Opening Night-$40 (Feb 4)
General Admission-$30 (Feb 5-Feb 26)
*Please note there is a $3 handling fee for each ticket purchased. This fee is waived for groups of 10 or more and for our Subscribers.

Group Rates and Discounts:
Groups of 10 or more -$20
Groups of 15 or more -$15
Seniors, Students and Military- $5 off General Admission

Press Releases and Links

BLUE DOOR Press Release

BLUE DOOR on Facebook

Reviews and Articles
San Diego Union Tribune Review – “In its quiet moments, Moxie Theatre’s ‘Blue Door’ speaks loudly

San Diego Story Review – Excellent Director’s Touch Fuels MOXIE’s ‘Blue Door’

Promotional Photography

On stage photography below was taken by Daren Scott. Actors names are Vimel Sephus and Cortez L. Johnson

Promotional images below were taken by Jennifer Eve Thorn. Actors names are Vimel Sephus and Cortez L. Johnson.


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