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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The second play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle. Legendary blues artist Ma Rainey is at the apex of the industry. As Ma and her entourage are delayed on the way to cut her new album, her band gets to talking about their pasts and their futures. Support American Theatre: a just and thriving theatre ecology begins with information for all. Please join us in this mission by making a donation to our publisher, Theatre Communications Group. When you support American Theatre magazine and TCG,…

The second play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle. Legendary blues artist Ma Rainey is at the apex of the industry. As Ma and her entourage are delayed on the way to cut her new album, her band gets to talking about their pasts and their futures.

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