The African Continuum Theatre Company presents Blues for an Alabama Sky. Set in the summer of 1930 in Harlem, the creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Directed by Walter Dallas, Blues brings together a rich cast of characters who reflect the conflicting currents of the time through their overlapping personalities and politics. To May 8. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are $35. Call 202-399-7993 or visit atlasarts.org.