'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'
About Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
In the story, we see what happens when ambition and art collide with the business of the blues. An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio. Inspired by and filled with the music that made the ’20s roar, the play explores the many purposes of creative expression and the exploitation of African American artists in the 20th century.
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