['2017-03-31-07:30-PM', '2017-04-01-07:30-PM', '2017-04-02-02:30-PM', '2017-04-06-07:30-PM', '2017-04-07-07:30-PM', '2017-04-08-07:30-PM', '2017-04-09-02:30-PM']
August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Presented by CPCC Theatre
It's 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago Ma Rainey, The Mother of the Blues, is recording new sides of old favorites. During a tense recording session in Chicago’s South Side, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom exposes the exploitation of African American musicians in the white-dominated commercial music industry. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom depicts the psychological consequences of African American musicians’ struggles for economic an artistic self-determination in the face of racism and a shifting marketplace. August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won the 1985 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, the 1985 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play and 1985 Tony Award for Best Play.
This Event is part of CPCC Summer 2017