BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY @ THE COURT THEATRE - FEBRUARY 12, 2017
Celebrate Black History Month with the Princeton Club of Chicago and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA)! We have reserved a block of seats for the matinee performance of Blues for an Alabama Sky. After the show, we plan to have drinks and conversation at the Seven 10 Lanes - a short walk from the theatre.
In the midst of the Great Depression, the creative spirit of New York’s Harlem Renaissance struggles with harsher realities. Angel and Guy, emerging artists with grand dreams, live next door to the more serious and political Delia, a social worker with the goal to open a community family planning clinic. Each must face their own hardships head on, but always with hope for a better life close at hand. They search for a way to keep their dreams of love, career, and service alive in times of economic despair, and they learn that the Great Depression can’t destroy the source of their creative spirit. Playwright Pearl Cleage’s striking story encounters very modern problems in a fantastically lively 1920s Harlem. Court Resident Artist and Director Ron OJ Parson will dive into this world to illuminate the characters’ intersecting lives and experiences on stage.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
2:30 pm matinee
Court Theatre @ The University of Chicago in Hyde Park
5535 S Ellis Avenue
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Special Princeton Club group rate for this performance:
PCC Members: $20
ABPA Members: $20
Click HERE to reserve tickets - WAITLIST ONLY as of 2/6!
Critics agree: Blues for an Alabama Sky is not to be missed!
By Pearl Cleage | Directed by Ron OJ Parson
"The spirit of this enjoyable show, which is well acted throughout, is ... emblematic of how the Harlem Renaissance was expanding minds and colliding with a country that takes steps back, sure, but also propels its citizenry forward through the ... determination of its people."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"More than enough reason to applaud its grand theatricality, the zest and vibrancy of its performers, and the masterful work of director Ron OJ Parson, who is unquestionably on a roll these days with another terrific production."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"Terrific theatre that demands an audience. It is a 'must see' drama!"