Pearl Cleage | Blues for an Alabama Sky

Interview by: Christina Nicole
Published: Monday, 10th October 2022, 3:56pm

Blues for an Alabama Sky

To realise our dreams, we must wake up.
New York, 1930.

Following a decade of creative explosion, the Harlem Renaissance is starting to feel the bite of the Great Depression. In the face of hardship and dwindling opportunity, Angel and her friends battle to keep their artistic dreams alive. But, when Angel falls for a stranger from Alabama, their romance forces the group to make good on their ambitions, or give in to the reality of the time.

NEED TO KNOW: Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage is at the National Theatre from 20 Sept – 5 Nov 2022.