Ragtime

RUNNING TIME
Closed
2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
Opened Nov 16, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Adapted from E.L. Doctorow's historical novel set in the early 1900s, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three families confronting wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The three American subcultures depicted in Ragtime are represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a charismatic Harlem musician-turned-revolutionary; Mother, the matriarch of an affluent family in New Rochelle, NY; and Tateh, a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Historical figures such as escape artist Harry Houdini, showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, educator and community leader Booker T. Washington, industrialists J. P. Morgan and Henry Ford, and anarchist Emma Goldman also appear.

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