Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ambition and art collide with the business of the blues in this red hot play filled with the live music that made the '20s roar. An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago in a ramshackle recording studio. Ma Rainey, the undisputed queen of the blues, squares off against a battling quartet of musicians and a tight-fisted producer.  As egos and ideologies clash in an increasingly violent way, the band enters a battle of wills in this Tony Award® Winning powerhouse of a play.

January 22 - February 13, 2021

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Torie Wiggins*

Ma Rainey



Ernaisja Curry*

Dessie Mae

Jim Hopkins*


Jeremy Dubin*


  • Christopher V. Edwards


  • Jason Stewart*

    Stage Manager

  • *Member of Actor's Equity Association

    Additional casting to be announced. Subject to change.