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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is directed for People Productions by Richard Scharine.

Ma Rainey, “the Mother of the Blues,” and her band come to Chicago’s Paramount Records in December 1927 to record some of the songs she has made famous all over the South. By the time the tracks are laid down, one man is dead, and the audience has a record of what it’s like to be Black in the America of the day—or maybe today.

 August Wilson, arguably the greatest American playwright to emerge in the past 50 years, has gone relatively unproduced in Utah. The Pioneer Theatre Company has done Fences in 1993 and 2017, and The Piano Lesson in 1996. People Productions did Jitney in 2004. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which has been performed world-wide, receives its Intermountain premiere in the People Productions presentation. Ma Rainey was the first of Wilson’s legendary Ten-Play “Twentieth-Century American Cycle” to be written, and it has never been out of the international repertory since.


Dates

April 13 - 7:30pm
April 14 - 7:30pm
April 15 -  2:00pm & 7:30pm
April 20 - 7:30pm
April 21 - 7:30pm
April 22 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April 23 - 2:00pm

Price
$15 Adults, $10 Students, Seniors

NOTE: THIS IS FOR RESERVATIONS ONLY.  TICKETS RESERVED MUST BE PAID FOR AT THE SUGAR SPACE ARTS WAREHOUSE ON THE DAY OF PERFORMANCE. YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR TICKET RESERVATION FROM ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES.