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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Writers Theatre
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Written by August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 17, 2019
LOCATION: 325 Tudor Court | Get Directions › 
THEATRE: Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

This visceral American classic serves as the 1920s chapter of August Wilson's epic Century Cycle. What begins as a routine recording session becomes more strained as tensions rise between the members of a blues band and the owners of the recording studio. The white producers mean to exploit the talents of the band—especially the gifted and impulsive Levee—but when Ma insists on having things her way, tensions are enflamed and the play builds to an unexpected and searing climax.

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