Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
By August Wilson
Featuring Vanessa German as Ma Rainey
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
Part of the August Wilson Center’s Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
Extended! Sept. 14th through Oct. 14th 2018
At Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Set during a single afternoon in the recording studio of the famous blues singer Ma Rainey, this classic is the first of Wilson’s ten-play American Century Cycle, now considered a staple of American theater. A collaboration between the August Wilson Center and Mark Clayton Southers of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. Just added: performances through October 14th!
“Wonderful performances and powerful scenes”
– Chris Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Starting October 4th, Roxie Robinson will portray Ma Rainey, Eric Eleam Jr will portray Sylvester, and Paul Guggenheimer will portray Policeman.
Help Us Grow
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents.
Our productions are also supported by:
The August Wilson Center-African American Cultural Center
The Opportunity Fund
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association