August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

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August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

Overview

It's 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago where Ma Rainey is recording new sides of old favorites. More goes down in the session than music in this riveting portrayal of rage, racism, the self hate and exploitation.

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  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored 

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