Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Written by: August Wilson 

Anthony Bean Community Theater    9/6/2013 - 9/29/2013 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy · Drama

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The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.



Cast
Alfred Aubry.... Toledo
Carlos Gonzalez.... Irvin
Coti Gayles.... Dussie Mae
Damian Taylor.... Sylvester
Demitrus Wesley.... Ma Rainey
Harold X. Evans.... Slow Drag
Rick Hammontree.... Sturdyvant
Sean Jones.... Levee
T.J. Toups.... Policeman
Will Williams.... Cutler
*=featured role

Staff
Anthony Bean ....  Director
Lyn F. Caliva ....  Lighting Design
John Grimsley ....  Set Design
Staci Tolliver ....  Stage Manager
Carlos Gonzalez ....  Photographer
Daniel Terrebonne ....  Music Composer/Performer

News

"...a lyrical conclusion..."
by Theodore P. Mahne
The Times- Picayune 9/09/13
 
WGNO TV News With a Twist 2013-09-19
News With a Twist Reporter Bill Wood does a feature on "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" for the 5PM news.
by WGNO TV Bill Wood
WGNO Website 9/19/13

Record created by: crazybill


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