October 13 – October 29, 2023
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Darryl Thompson, Jr.
Ma Rainey, fiery and determined, fights to retain control over her music, while her cocky trumpet player, Levee, dreams of making his own name in the business. More than music goes down in August Wilson’s riveting portrayal of rage, racism, self-hatred, and exploitation. A 2020 adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, premiered on Netflix.