GPC Presents 'Blues for an Alabama Sky' April 6-15

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It’s summer 1930, and four New York friends look beyond Harlem to fulfill their dreams. When a young man from Alabama appears, his past and personal longing spark drama in their lives.

Georgia Perimeter College Theatre Arts Guild presents “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” by renowned Atlanta author Pearl Cleage from April 6 to 15 at the Clarkston Campus. The April 7 show will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

In the play, the creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Four people are learning about hope in hopeless times as they struggle to fulfill their dreams.

“This play is such a lovely and sad play about how we all have dreams, but each of us does something different to make those dreams come true,” says Sally J. Robertson, the play’s director and GPC Fine Arts associate professor.

The production will be held in the Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts building on GPC Clarkston Campus. The campus is located at 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston.

Show times are 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday April 6, 7, 13 and 14; 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 and 15. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students at other schools; one free with GPC ID.

For reservations, contact the box office: 678-891-3572 or Online (full-price only) tickets are available at

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