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Travel Back In Black History With 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom'

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Updated: 26 July 2016
An American masterpiece, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is an incredibly powerful depiction of rage, racism, and exploitation set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude “Ma” Rainey. Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad directs this groundbreaking play from Wilson’s The American Century Cycle chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th century. Catch opening night at the Mark Taper Forum and end August on a fiery note.

Tickets: Starting at $56

📅 Wednesday, August 31, 8:00 pm

📍 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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