Submissions due February 7
Directed by Gennifer Jackson
Directed by Kamesha Khan
Angel from Blues for an Alabama Sky
Chicago State University Theatre proudly announces our fall production of Blues for
an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage. Set against the backdrop of a deteriorating Harlem
in 1930, Blues for an Alabama Sky introduces us to five vividly constructed and unabashedly
human characters: Angel (the nightclub singer), Guy (the openly gay fashion designer),
Delia (the activist), Sam (the abortion doctor), and Leland (the Southern gentleman).
Through their exploration of such heated issues as religion, reproductive rights,
and sexual freedom, these characters challenge our assumptions and spin a tale filled
with triumph and struggle that will leave you questioning your own morals and longing
for times past.
Kamesha Khan, award-winning theatre director, CSU Theatre Coordinator and Associate
Professor in the Communications, Media Arts and Theatre Program, directs this play.
Blues for an Alabama Sky runs November 21, 22, and 23 at 7 p.m. in Breakey Theatre
inside of Douglas Hall on the Chicago State University campus. Chicago State University
is located at 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628. Tickets can be purchased at the
door. Cash only please. Tickets are $10 with the discounted rate of $5 extended to
students, staff, and faculty at Chicago State University. Group rates of $5 a ticket
are available for groups of 10 or more. Parking is $5. Please contact Kamesha Khan
at 773-821-4987 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Please join us as we explore this revered American drama.