2013-2014 Season Schedule


10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions due February 7

Directed by Gennifer Jackson



Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage

November 21-23

Directed by Kamesha Khan

No Negro woman should “have to” anything and so what?

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 kjacks25@csu.edu for additional information. Please join us as we explore this revered American drama.