Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Set during a tense recording session in Chicago’s South Side, August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” exposes the exploitation of African-American musicians and depicts the psychological consequences of their struggles for economic and artistic self-determination in the face of racism and a shifting marketplace. The production is the winner of the 1985 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, the 1985 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play and the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play.

Discount special for Qcitymetro readers
Buy One Get One free offer is available for tickets to the Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. show. Use discount code “Qcity” at or call (704) 330-6534.

More Show Times
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Pease Auditorium, Central Piedmont Community College
Tickets: Purchase tickets at (704) 330-6534 or

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