|Blues For An Alabama Sky
by Pearl Cleage
January 24, 2024 - March 3, 2024
In a New York City apartment building bustling with news and gossip about the luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, a close-knit group of friends has become a chosen family. New roommates Angel and Guy—a recently fired blues singer and a promising costume designer with Paris in his sights—live across the hall from Delia, a social worker who sparks a relationship with the hardworking doctor Sam. Their lives are upturned when Southern newcomer Leland arrives and falls hard for Angel, who is torn between a stable life in Manhattan and an exhilarating overseas adventure with Guy. Angel chooses her path, but the decision leads to devastating consequences that shift the trajectory of everyone’s futures and long held dreams. This modern classic by celebrated Detroit playwright Pearl Cleage has profound relevance to our current times even as it is set during the Harlem Renaissance on the cusp of the Great Depression.