Sunday, October 18th, 3pm

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Journey to 1920ís Chicago and join Blues siren Ma Rainey and her bandís recording session in this staged reading (the third installment of August Wilsonís Pittsburgh Cycle.) Waiting on Ma Rainey to arrive, the band tells joke and philosophizes about plans for the future. Tensions rise quickly, as strong personalities and ambitions of the members begin to clash. The story confronts issues of race, artistic differences and generation gaps.

ď[August Wilson] makes their suffering into art that forces us to understand and won't allow us to forget.Ē Ė NY Times

Cost / Admission
Tickets: $14

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Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA
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Staged Reading