You are viewing a past performance of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about upcoming performances of this show. Maybe we can interest you with something similar from the options below...

You might also like

Until Jan 5, 2019

The Wizard of Oz

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

The Wizard Of Oz is Ross Petty Productions' best panto in years

Until Jan 6, 2019

School of Rock

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

I laughed. I cried. I rocked.

Until Jan 6, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Willy Wonka and co take to the road on this Broadway spectacle's first tour!

location

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Ln, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Poster

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Closed June 2, 2018

Music becomes front line for issues of race, power, and opportunity

Why See Ma Rainey's Black Bottom?

August Wilson's Powerful Award-Winning Drama

At time where it feels as relevant as ever, Toronto's biggest non profit theatre organisation Soulpepper is proud to present Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the award-winning 1982 drama written by Pulitzer-winning African-American playwright August Wilson. A poignant mediation on race relations, art and exploitation, as well as the civil rights struggle, this hard-hitting classic is not to be missed.

Set in Chicago at the height of the American Blues revolution, the story follows Mother of The Blues Ma Rainey's band members, as they gather in a studio and wait for the icon to arrive. Cutler, Toledo, Levee and Slow Drag shoot the breeze, joke and tell stories, but tension soon takes over when the group starts fighting. Things escalate when Rainey arrives with ignorant white producers Sturdyvant and Irvin.


show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 4 May 2018

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Michael Young Theatre.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: All prices are listed in US Dollars (USD). The term Michael Young Theatre and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Michael Young Theatre and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Michael Young Theatre and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.