“Blues for an Alabama Sky” at Lorraine Hansberry

Photo of: Danny Broadway “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” written by Pearl Cleage of Atlanta, portrays a rich group of characters scrambling to survive in Harlem in the early days of the Great Depression, while trying to make some sense of their overlapping love lives. The play, popularized by Oprah for her book “What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day,” opens at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at 450 Post St. in San Francisco. Also on opening night, Lorraine Hansberry is teaming up with Gallery Four Forty Four for a fundraising event and celebration of the art of Memphis, Tennessee artist Danny Broadway. A member of Lorraine Hansberry’s extended family, Broadway has created a special painting, Sky Blue, inspired by the play. The painting will be sold at auction during a reception for the artist, to be held at the gallery, located near the theater at 444 Post St., from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. on Saturday April 7. Tickets for “Blues for an Alabama Sky” are on sale, priced at $43–$53 for Wednesday–Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinée performances are at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets by phone or at the box office, 450 Post St. in San Francisco or call (415) 474-8800. Online tickets are available at www.lhtsf.org.
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