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Stage Play: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 1, 2016


Sept. 1 & 11

The production of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” directed by Phylicia Rashad, starts previews on September 1 and opening on September 11 at the Mark Taper Forum. Ma Rainey was called the “Mother of the Blues,” during her day, in the 1920s and ‘30s. She was a pioneer of the style and known for her “moaning” sound. Wilson’s play reflects the exploitation that was happening in the music business at that time and draws a big picture of life for African Americans in Chicago, 1927. It all takes place in a recording studio, among musicians and record producers (and one policeman). This is the third play Phylicia has directed for CTG. For more information, please visit // or call ( 213)628-2772.

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