Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Playwright: August Wilson

Royalties: Samuel French

Synopsis: It’s 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago where Ma Rainey is recording new sides of old favorites. More goes down in the session than music in this riveting portrayal of rage, racism, the self hate and exploitation.

Rating: Language- 16+
Adult Content- 16+
Violence- 16+

Pay attention to: Use of racial slurs and discussion of drug use and sexual situations.

Flexibility: All changes must be approved in advance.

Production notes: There are many classic jazz/blues tunes that are sung in this script. Slow Drag, Ma, and Levee sing.