LOUISVILLE, Ky. –“Blues for an Alabama Sky,” an intimate, period drama by Pearl Cleage, will be performed by the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts African American Theatre Program.
The play, recalling the color and music from the 1930s’ Harlem Renaissance, will be performed Feb 1-4 at 8 p.m. nightly plus matinees at 3 p.m. Feb. 4-5. All performances are at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.
Directed by Nefertiti Burton, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and theater professor, the play brings to life characters from an earlier era but who face problems that remain relevant and familiar to today.
“Cleage has an amazing ability to get inside your head with her insights to human nature,” Burton said. “She delivers deeper meanings and powerful messages in the ordinary interaction between characters.
“Although the play is set in the context of the 1930s the complicated issues of reproductive and gay rights, race and unemployment are still with us,” Burton said.
The play deals with adult subject matter and is not advisable for younger children.
Show tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for faculty and staff and $8 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or visit louisville.edu/theatrearts/.