2/21 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
This Tuesday, FEBRUARY 21st, Black Playwrights Month continues with a reading of MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM by August Wilson.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is the first of August Wilson’s plays to win wide acclaim. It is set in a recording studio in the 1920’s, over the course of an afternoon, as a group of musicians and the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey record several songs. Much of the play takes the form of discussions and arguments among the four musicians, each of whom brings his own perspective to questions of prejudice and the problems facing black people in American society.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, February 21st
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
STURDYVANT – John Ross Clark*
IRVIN – Emily Clark*
CUTLER – Kate Purnell*
TOLEDO – Masha Dowell
SLOW DRAG, SYLVESTER – Joseph P. Gamble
LEVEE – My-Ishia Cason-Brown*
MA RAINEY – Kashuna Perfected
DUSSIE MAE – Ashley Grace
POLICEMAN, STAGE DIRECTIONS – Emily Donn
*Play Club West VIP