Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH (East Side)
Professional Theatre

By: August Wilson

October 7 - October 31, 2021

Show Description:

It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the "Mother of the Blues," is recording new sides of old favorites in a rundown studio in Chicago. Fiery and determined, Ma Rainey fights to retain control over her music, while her cocky trumpet player Levee dreams of making his own name in the business. More than music goes down in August Wilson's riveting portrayal of rage, racism, self-hatred and exploitation.

Staff and Cast

Director: Justin Emeka



7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays


$20 - $45

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Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106