Blues for an Alabama Sky: Depression-Era Drama from Stage 773
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Blues for an Alabama Sky have expired.
The last date listed for Blues for an Alabama Sky was Sunday September 19, 2010 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Stage 773:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
After a recent performance at Joe's Pub in New York City, last year's queer holiday hit We Three Lizas is back with a revamped book and expanded score. Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a stumbling block. At one time, his purple box sparked an entire movement in art and design, but now he's been forgotten and teetering on ruin. Just in the nick of time, the holidays bring three magical figures to his door -- a trio of Liza Minnellis -- to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and reinventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from elmo822
view more less of this review
Pearl Cleage wrote an excellent play, but the cast did not fully deliver the powerful messages in this depression era drama. Something seemed off and uneven in the acting, maybe they had a bad night. The actor playing the role of a black gay man living in Harlem in this era was outstanding. I would recommend with reservations.
Written by Pearl Cleage.
It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. The Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Although the streets are overrun with poverty, spirits and dreams are still high among African Americans. Until one lie takes a life, then dreams are broken and families are split forever.
About the Ticket Supplier: Stage 773
The name Stage 773 expresses the company's mission to celebrate the richness, creativity, innovation and spirit of Chicago's off-loop theatre movement.