Andrea Frye stages the production of Pearl Cleage's Depression-set play, which casts Guy (Miss Evers' Boys, Chicago, "A Different World") as torch singer Angel Allen. Blues for an Alabama Sky officially opens May 6 and will run through May 31 at the Southwest Arts Center.
The cast also features Eric Ware as Guy, Cynthia D. Barker as Delia, Joel Ishman as Sam and Benjamin Brown as Leland.
According to press notes for Alabama Sky, "It's 1930 Harlem, and torch singer Angel Allen's auditions and dreams are fading as quickly as the bright lights and creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance, giving way to the harsh realities of the Great Depression. Tired of 'Negro Dreams,' she thinks safety lies on the broad back of the new stranger in town. But people are starting to get mean and the Harlem night is no place for a southern boy with romantic notions of 'Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it's bright as day.'"
The design team includes Dunsi Dai (scenic design), Ken Yunker (lighting design), Shilla Benning (costume design), Chris Bartelski (sound design) and Paul Thompson (technical director).
For tickets phone (404) 588-0308 or visit TrueColorsTheatreCompany. The Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Road in Atlanta, GA.