Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

About This Show

From the extraordinary mind of playwright August Wilson came one of the United States’ most renowned stories of race and music. Inspired by the real life of legendary blues singer Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a powerful installment in Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Century Cycle — 10 illustrious plays that explore the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: June 1, 2017 Opening Night: June 4, 2017 Final Performance: June 25, 2017
Location: 1st Stage, Washington, DC

1524 Spring Hill Rd,

Tysons Corner,


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