American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
August Wilson returns to the Hill for a second play in The American Century Cycle. This time, it’s Chicago in the roaring 20s. Trailblazing blues artist Ma Rainey is at the top of her game, and recording a new album. As Ma and her entourage are delayed, her band – brash trumpeter Levee, bassist Slow Drag, pianist Toledo and trombonist Cutler - gets to talking about their pasts and futures, as tempers ebb and wane, and the white record producers make demands of, and promises to, the aspiring musicians.
Featuring Greta Oglesby as Ma Rainey. Also featuring Jamal James and Chiké Johnson.
Casting subject to change.
August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.