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