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Leggett Theatre at Peace College

August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Tony award nominated for Best Play in 1985 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is set in a recording studio in 1920s Chicago, dealing with issues of race, art, religion, and the historic exploitation of Black recording artists by white producers.

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August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Sep 17, 2023, 3:00 PM

Leggett Theatre at Peace College, 15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA

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The play's title comes from Ma Rainey's song of the same name, which refers to the Black Bottom dance. Rainey, whose life as a well-known blues-singer of the 1920s is an inspiration for the play, is also the titular character.  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was published in the early 1980's, won a New York Drama Critics' Circle award and garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.  In 2020, August Wilson's play was adapted for film.

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    August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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