It is a little unsettling that Pearl Cleage's Blues For An Alabama Sky set in Harlem in 1930, is so relevant 90 years later in 2020. It deals with the economic uncertainties right after the Great Depression when people were struggling to find jobs and keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed & clothed. It also deals with homophobia and the opposition to women's reproductive rights and agency over their own bodies. Have we really made so little progress in the last 90 years that we...
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Keen Company concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York premiere of Blues for An Alabama Sky, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by LA Williams.
Tough times call for strong bonds. It’s the summer of 1930 and the promises of the Harlem Renaissance are giving way to the dashed dreams of the Great Depression. Playwright Pearl Cleage (Flyin’ West and Oprah Book Club selection What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day) tells a strikingly modern story about four friends whose lives and passions collide when an innocent newcomer from Alabama arrives in New York. Having captivating audiences around the world, Keen Company is proud to bring Blues for An Alabama Sky to New York for the first time since its premiere in Atlanta 25 years ago.
Starring Alfie Fuller, Jasminn Johnson, John-Andrew Morrison, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley.
Keen Company is an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre creating story driven work that provokes identification, reflection, and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, the company tells stories about the decisive moments that change us. Keen has brought such wholehearted and thrilling plays to the stage as Marry Me a Little, A Walk in the Woods, John and Jen, Travels with My Aunt, Boy, Tick, Tick...BOOM!, Lonely Planet, Surely Goodness and Mercy, and Molly Sweeney. Our company believes in powerful stories, told simply.
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