The August Wilson Cycle in Pictures: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 1984

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Play: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Synopsis: A group of black jazz musicians gathers in a Chicago recording studio in the 1920's to make one of the earliest blues recordings. But their rehearsal room turns into an arena for blowing off their anger at each other, at whites, and eventually even at God.

Original Run: Oct. 11, 1984 - June 9, 1985, Cort Theatre (Broadway)

Pictured: Theresa Merritt, photo by Bert Andrews

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