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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Presented By: Writers Theatre
  • Location: Writers Theatre
  • Address: 325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe, IL 60022
  • Dates: 2/7/2019, 2/8/2019, 2/9/2019, 2/10/2019, 2/12/2019, 2/14/2019, 2/15/2019, 2/16/2019, 2/17/2019
  • This visceral American classic serves as the 1920s chapter of August Wilson's epic The American Century Cycle. What begins as a routine recording session becomes more strained as tensions rise between the members of a blues band and the owners of the recording studio. The white producers mean to exploit the talents of the band—especially the gifted and impulsive Levee—but when Ma insists on having things her way, tensions are enflamed and the play builds to an unexpected and searing climax.

    Inspired by the real-life Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, this groundbreaking work is the only one of American icon August Wilson’s plays to be set in Chicago. Directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson (East Texas Hot Links, The Caretaker, The Old Settler), Ma Rainey will envelop you in a vision of the Roaring Twenties defined by Wilson’s remarkably beautiful language and an extraordinary dramatic conflict between ambition, desperation and love for The Blues.


    Theatre Week Performances

    Thursday, February 7 - 7:30PM
    Friday, February 8 - 7:30PM
    Saturday, February 9 - 7:30PM
    Sunday, February 10 - 2:00PM

    Tuesday, February 12 - 7:30PM
    Thursday, February 14 -7:30PM
    Friday, February 15 - 7:30PM
    Saturday, February 16 - 3:00PM, 7:30PM
    Sunday, February 17 - 2:00PM, 6:00PM


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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Location: Writers Theatre
  • Address: 325 Tudor Ct
  • 2/7/2019, 2/8/2019, 2/9/2019, 2/10/2019, 2/12/2019, 2/14/2019, 2/15/2019, 2/16/2019, 2/17/2019
  • Writers Theatre