The Guthrie welcomes the return of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre Company – which last brought Guthrie audiences their production of A Raisin in the Sun – for the limited engagement of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
It’s 1927 and fiery blues legend Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (Jevetta Steele) is getting ready to lay down a hit record with her virtuoso band. As she strides into the cramped, South Side Chicago recording studio, she squares off against a battling quartet of musicians, a tight-fisted producer and her manager who’s just trying to keep the recording session on track. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a gripping drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson, gives us a look at a time when even the most legendary singer of her day had to fight for every scrap of respect she could get.
Saturday, February 19 at 1 p.m. – featuring a post-play discussion
Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. – featuring a post-play discussion
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