Lewis, a prominent African-American professor of mathematics is just trying to lead a normal, quiet and successful existence. But when he refuses to attend the Million Man March, his wife of twenty-five years suddenly leaves him, and his life is thrown into turmoil. Finding himself suffering from a disorientating insomnia, he inadvertently conjures three generations of his ancestors, who each reveal the hardships and victories that have shaped their lives. Lyrical, funny and poignant, Lewis's journey is a thought-provoking window into the soul of one man grappling at the intersection of his own identity, race and culture, encapsulating more than a hundred years of American history. Blue Door is a tour-de-force infused with abundant humour and vivid theatricality, and woven through with original songs. It is a searing examination of family and identity that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to live with, honour-or escape-the past.