Venue Details

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from W. P.
8 events 6 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 30 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from rosalyn
15 events 2 reviews

I did not like the fact that it was not held in the newly renovated theatre, but overall it was a good play.

reviewed Mar 22 2007 report as inappropriate
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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.

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