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This show closed on March 14, 2020

About Blues for an Alabama Sky

Tough times call for strong bonds. It’s the summer of 1930 and the promises of the Harlem Renaissance are giving way to the dashed dreams of the Great Depression. Playwright Pearl Cleage (Flyin’ West and Oprah Book Club selection What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day) tells a strikingly modern story about four friends whose lives and passions collide when an innocent newcomer from Alabama arrives in New York. Having captivating audiences around the world, Keen Company is proud to bring Blues for An Alabama Sky to New York for the first time since its premiere in Atlanta 25 years ago.

Starring Alfie Fuller, Jasminn Johnson, John-Andrew Morrison, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley.

Keen Company is an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre creating story driven work that provokes identification, reflection, and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, the company tells stories about the decisive moments that change us. Keen has brought such wholehearted and thrilling plays to the stage as Marry Me a Little, A Walk in the Woods, John and Jen, Travels with My Aunt, Boy, Tick, Tick...BOOM!, Lonely Planet, Surely Goodness and Mercy, and Molly Sweeney. Our company believes in powerful stories, told simply.

Run Time

2hr (incl. intermission)

Start Date

End Date



Theatre Row - Theatre Five

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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