Beloved author Toni Morrison may be one of the most honored writers of our time. The Horizon Theatre offers a fresh perspective on the Nobel Prize winner's literary origins with THE BLUEST EYE opening Fri., JULY 13. Stickfly playwright Lydia Diamond adapts Morrison's debut novel, which tells the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a little girl who prays for blue eyes while suffering racism's legacy in 1940s Ohio. Thomas W. Jones II directs the show, which features Carol Mitchell-Leon as Pecola. Through Sept. 2. $20-$30. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. 1083 Austin Ave. 404-584-7450. www.horizontheatre.com.