Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
January 18 - February 13, 2011
Run Time: Two hours and thirty minutes including intermission
by August Wilson
directed by Ron OJ Parson In this searing drama, a Blues legend and her band make music as they contend with cultural divides and thwarted ambitions.
A searing drama, pulsing with music and tension.
In this searing drama that pulses with the Blues, the legendary Ma Rainey and her band make music and
deals in a 1927 Chicago recording studio as they contend with thwarted ambitions, the demands of their
producers and the stifling realities of cultural divides. Inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude
“Ma” Rainey, this groundbreaking work is part of Wilson’s Tony Award-winning Century Cycle, a series of
plays that explores African American life in the 20th Century.
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Contains strong language
Sponsored by D.D. Williamson & Co. Inc.
This production is dedicated to the memory of Israel Hicks.
For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Actors Theater of Louisville
- 316 West Main St.
- Louisville, KY 40202
- 502-371-0956 TDD