Blues for an Alabama Sky
BY PEARL CLEAGE
DIRECTED BY VALERIE CURTIS-NEWTON
JOY. STRUGGLE. THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES.
New York in the summer of 1930. The hopeful notes of the Harlem Renaissance haven’t rung true for Angel, a failed Cotton Club singer, and her group of friends. Could their fortunes change at the hands of a handsome newcomer from Tuskegee, who sees in Angel a memory of lost love and a reminder of Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it’s bright as day?