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The Playhouse Mainstage
November 1 - 27, 2011

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BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Sheldon Epps

"Never mind the A train -- you can get to Harlem on the 134 to catch Pasadena Playhouse’s jubilant, stylish revival of “Blues for an Alabama Sky." - Charlotte Stoudt, "Los Angeles Times"

Summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. The harsh realities of the Great Depression have devastated an ebullient decade of the Harlem renaissance. Disease and poverty have overshadowed the creative euphoria that fueled a surge of African-American artists, writers and luminaries. This is a story with a rich cast of characters, scrambling to survive and make some sense of their overlapping personalities, politics and love lives.

In the tradition of August Wilson's FENCES and FLYIN' WEST (also by Pearl Cleage), BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY takes a vivid and powerful look at a pivotal moment in the 20th century African-American experience. It will be helmed by The Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps.

RUNNING TIME:  2 hours 30 minutes (includes 15-minute intermission)

 

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