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Remy Bumppo Theatre’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky”
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents the opening production in its 2023 – 2024 season, “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Mikael Burke, September 14 – October 15, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
It’s 1930 in Harlem and Jazz singer Angel (Tiffany Renee Johnson) has just gotten fired from The Cotton Club. Supported by her closest friends, Angel hopes for her next big break as costume designer Guy (Breon Arzell) imagines sewing dresses in Paris and Delia (Jazzlyn Luckett Aderele) works to bring family planning centers to the community. But all of their dreams are put in jeopardy when Angel meets Leland (Ajax Dontavius), a recent Alabama transplant. Will Leland be the true love Angel has been waiting for or will he forever alter the dynamic of their precious inner circle? “Blues for an Alabama Sky’ by Pearl Cleage is a play about change, struggle and joy set against the tumultuous backdrop of prohibition, the Jazz Age and the beginning of The Great Depression.
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company expands and enriches their community’s view of the world, and their own, by producing both the great plays of the past and the important plays of today. As an ensemble-driven theater company, Remy Bumppo authors a more humane culture that listens to, and seeks to understand, the voices, the ideas and the stories of one another.
Previews for “Blues for an Alabama Sky” are Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept.15 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept.16 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept.17 at 2:30 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with additional matinees Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.7 at 2:30 p.m. Post-Show Talkbacks are held following all Sunday performances. The Audio Description/Touch Tour performance is Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. and the Open Caption performance is Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Discounted two-show subscriptions are currently available at RemyBumppo.org. Single tickets are $10 – $52 and go on sale Wednesday, July 12 at 12 p.m at RemyBumppo.org. Groups of 10 or more may call the Theater Wit Box Office at 773.975.8150 to receive group discounts and make reservations. For more information go to RemyBumppo.org/shows/blues/.