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 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.