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Theater Arts Guild illustrates the blues

By Breanna Wimby


The Theater Arts Guild begins its production of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage starting April 6,

Set in New York during the summer in the 1930s, four friends try to look beyond Harlem to fulfill their dreams. Pearl Cleage’s website says that the “play introduces a rich group of characters, scrambling to survive the depression and make some sense of their overlapping love lives.”

On Feb 16, Pearl Cleage spoke briefly about the play and encouraged the cast members present at the speech.

During her speech, when Cleage was asked if she had any advice for the cast members, she thanked the cast of Blues for an Alabama Sky,“I have gratitude and great love for [the cast] for choosing to be actors … I have big thanks.”

The play is to be performed at Clarkston campus in the Cole Auditorium located in the Fine Arts Building.

Tickets are $15; Seniors: $10; Non- GPC Students: $5 (1 free ticket w/GPC ID) The Play dates are April 6-7 and 13 – 14 at 8pm and April 8 and 15 at 3pm. The play on April 7 will be interpreted for the deaf.

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