Arts & Culture

'Blues for an Alabama Sky' Comes to UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2010) − Pearl Cleage's "Blues for an Alabama Sky," set at the end of the Harlem Renaissance, is the next featured production for the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre. "Blues for an Alabama Sky" graces the Briggs Theatre stage from Nov. 11-21.

Bask in the hope and glory of the Harlem Renaissance for a "red hot minute" in this play about love, dreams and memories of southern skies. First produced in 1995, Cleage's play realizes her vision of theatre that "has a ritual power to call forth the spirits, illuminate the darkness and speak the truth to the people."


UK's production of "Blues for an Alabama Sky" will be directed by Elizabeth Herron, an artist-in-residence at UK Theatre. Audience members can get Herron, the cast and crew's perspective on this important work at "A conversation with the artists" scheduled to follow the 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, performance of the play. Vershawn Young, professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media at UK, will also participate in the discussion.

Tickets for "Blues for an Alabama Sky" are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens or UK faculty/staff/students.

For more information on "Blues for an Alabama Sky" or any other UK Theatre production from the 2010-2011 main stage season, contact the UK Department of Theatre at (859) 257-3297. To reserve tickets, call the Singletary Center for the Arts ticket office at (859) 257-4929 or visit online at