1930s Harlem Renaissance Play Blues for an Alabama SkyGreenhouse Theater Center, Formerly Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater (2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614)
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- $15.00 - $22.00
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- FREE - $11.00*
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All offers for Blues for an Alabama Sky have expired.
The last date listed for Blues for an Alabama Sky was Sunday April 29, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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The entertainment extravaganza known as Kiss Kiss Cabaret combines comedy, burlesque, magic and juggling for an ever-changing and always-fresh weekly variety show. Hosted by one of the impish Flattery Brothers with musical accompaniment by the Claptrap Family Orchestra, the Kiss Kiss Coquettes are always on hand with their seductive strip-tease. But each exciting show also features comedians and talented acts like "That Juggling Guy" Brad French and "The Amazing Tomas," along with plenty of special guests. Plus, you can enjoy libations from a fully-stocked cash bar before and during the performance. Learn More
3 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Apr 09 2007
Marvelous production! Loved every minute of it. Great acting. Great set. I felt transformed into the setting, and isn't that what we want from the theater? I recommend this play. Don't miss it.
Written on Apr 02 2007
The play "Blues for an Alabama Sky" was a very good play. You sit in the audience, and because of the coziness of the theater, you feel like you are in the middle of the play. You start trying to guess what is coming next, but are left at the end of the play surprised by the ending.
Thanks for providing such an affordable event that provides quality entertainment for the inquiring minds.
Written on Mar 23 2007
I did not like the fact that it was not held in the newly renovated theatre, but overall it was a good play.
More Information About Blues for an Alabama Sky
The 2007 Pearl Cleage season kicks off with Pearl Cleage’s captivating portrait of the early 1930s Harlem Renaissance, where creative euphoria has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. This powerful work introduces four close friends who look beyond Harlem to fulfill their dreams. One hopes to work with Josephine Baker in Paris, another seeks to support Margaret Sanger's pioneering work with the opening of a new family clinic. When a young man from Alabama appears in their lives, his past and personal longing spark the drama to come.
About the Playwright
Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta-based writer whose works include the novels, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Tunnels of Love, I Wish I Had A Red Dress, and Some Things I Never Thought I'd Do; several plays, including Blues for an Alabama Sky, Bourbon at the Border, and Flyin' West; two books of essays, Mad at Miles: A Black Woman's Guide to Truth and Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot; and a book of short fiction, The Brass Bed and Other Stories. In 1998, her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was an Oprah Book Club pick and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company
Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.
Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.
Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.