Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

January 21 - February 12, 2022

Previews Jan. 19 & 20, 2022

Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a fraught recording session. She is a Black woman determined to control her art and her life on her own terms. However, as egos and generational ideologies clash, heated conflicts erupt between everyone present that wrestle with the complexities of racism and artistic exploitation in this Tony Award® nominated powerhouse of a play.

Vaccination/Negative Test and Mask Audience Requirements (as of August 30, 2021)

At this time, all ticketholders must show proof of a full COVID vaccination status or provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater.
• Option 1: Proof of Vaccination
Ticketholders 12 years of age or older may show proof of full COVID vaccination to enter accompanied by a photo ID.
OR
• Option 2: Negative COVID PCR Test
Ticketholders 5 years of age or older may show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance to enter.

All ticket holders are required to wear face masks fitting securely over their mouth and nose while inside The Otto M. Budig Theater except when consuming food or beverage. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted, and even if eating or drinking, masks must be worn between sips and bites.

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Torie Wiggins*

Ma Rainey

  • Candice Handy

    Director

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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