by Pearl Cleage
Directed by Mikael Burke
Theater One
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Resident Company

It’s 1930 in Harlem and jazz singer Angel has just gotten fired from The Cotton Club. Supported by her closest friends, Angel hopes for her next big break as costume designer Guy imagines sewing dresses in Paris, and Delia works to bring family planning centers to the community. But all of their dreams are put in jeopardy when Angel meets Leland, a recent Alabama transplant. Will he be the true love Angel has been waiting for or will he forever alter the dynamic of their precious inner circle? Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage is a play about change, struggle, and joy set against the tumultuous backdrop of prohibition, the Jazz Age, and the dawning of The Great Depression.

This production contains strong language that is reflective of the era. There are guns on stage, references to abortion, and loud noises including a simulated gunshot. For more information, please visit

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with intermission

There is no late seating available for this production.

This event has no performances available for sale.

[1] Between the Lines performances include a pre-show lecture at 1:30 led by a Chicago luminary who will discuss the themes of the play, the performance at 2:30, and a post show talkback with the artists.

Our BLACKOUT Night performance is specifically dedicated to serving Black-identifying theatergoers and the community at large with our artists.

While we are not restricting anyone from attending this performance, our goal is to create a supportive space for as many Black theatergoers as possible to experience, discuss and enjoy this show. We encourage non-Black audiences to attend another performance. Thank you!

Open Captioned performance for patrons that are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

[4] There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

[5] The Chicago Marathon will involve extensive street closures. Be sure to check your route and navigate accordingly.