Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Knife (Kn) / Dramatic / Male/Male / Unarmed (UA) / February 6, 2018

by August Wilson

Samuel French

Levee and Toledo

2 scenes

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.