BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. Angel Allen is a down-and-out back-up singer who has recently lost her job at the Cotton Club and is drowning her bad luck in booze. Once again, she must depend upon her friend Guy Jacobs for support. Guy is a brilliant costume designer who dreams of sailing off to Paris to design clothes for Josephine Baker. Across the hall lives Delia Patterson, a dedicated young social worker, who is being courted by Sam Thomas, a local doctor, who embraces Harlem’s nightlife in order to forget his unending workdays and the grinding poverty of his patients. New in town is Leland Cunningham, a young man who has just moved from a small town in Alabama following the death of his wife and unborn child.
These five characters include winners, losers, and users who all struggle as Guy says, “to look beyond 125th Street” for the fulfillment of their dreams.