1930s Harlem Renaissance Play Blues for an Alabama Sky
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The last date listed for Blues for an Alabama Sky was Sunday April 29, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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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 CompanyEclipse 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.