MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM is a well-written, well-performed play, that grabs and holds the attention. The author, August Wilson, as is his usual manner, brings a strong spotlight onto the plight of the Black population in America. This is a production well worth seeing! (Side-note: The theatre is chilly. Be advised to bring along a sweater or jacket.)
For any educator wishing to explain the concept of Critical Race Theory they need go no further than to share the production of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” It is a microcosm of the American Black experience in the 20’s and for that matter much of history. The Karamu production of this epic play captures all of the tension, spirit and tragedy as originally intended.
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.