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Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse

Oct 31, 2011

bluesalabamakey350x490 300x420 Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse Sheldon Epps Robin Givens Pearl Cleage Pasadena Playhouse Harlem Renaissance Great Depression Blues for an Alabama Sky  photoEverybody loves the Harlem Renaissance. Very few people, possibly zero, harbor any affection whatsoever for the Great Depression. The stories of both have, of course, been told often. Blues for an Alabama Sky, showing at the Pasadena Playhouse until November 27th, is a story of their overlap. Set in the summer of 1930, Blues follows an out-of-work blues singer, an out-of-work costume designer, a social worker, a doctor, and a Tuskegee transplant through the hot Harlem nights as they attempt to make sense of the world around them. Written by Pearl Cleage, directed by Sheldon Epps, and starring Robin Givens, Kevin T. Carroll, Kadeem Hardison, Robert Manning, Jr., and Tessa Thompson.

Blues for an Alabama Sky
November 1st – November 27th
The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
$19 – $100; Pasadenaplayhouse.org; 626.356.7529

 




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