Jasmine Guy to Sing Blues for an Alabama Sky at True Colors

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06 Apr 2009

Jasmine Guy will star in the True Colors Theatre production of Blues for an Alabama Sky, a new addition to the Atlanta theatre company's season.



Andrea Frye directs Pearl Cleage's Depression-set play that runs May 3-31 and officially opens May 6 at the Southwest Arts Center.

Guy (Chicago, "A Different World"), who recently starred in the extended production of Miss Evers' Boys for True Colors, will star as torch singer Angel Allen in a cast that 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 for Blues for an Alabama Sky will be announced shortly.

For tickets phone (404) 588-0308 or visit TrueColorsTheatreCompany.

The Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Road in Atlanta, GA.