Paul Robeson Theatre Kicks off Holiday Season with
August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'
It's 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago where Ma Rainey is recording new sides of old favorites. However more goes down in the session than music in this riveting portrayal of rage, racism, self hate and exploitation.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is one of the plays in August Wilsons Century Cycle – chronicling the African American experience. The production is directed by veteran actor/director/writer/producer Willie W. Judson Jr. Judson has studied theater at both Buffalo State and Daemen Colleges, and specialized in the Stanislovsky method of theater training.
He co-founded and serves as Artistic Director of the People of Drama Acting Ensemble, with whom he has written, directed and produced 18 original plays. His experience spans more than 40 years in the theatre and numerous productions throughout Western New York. His credits include directorial, stage, television and film.
The ensemble includes Sandra Gilliam, Rachel Henderson, Leon Copeland, Ricky Needham, Sean Farrell, Tuhran Gethers, Roosevelt Tidwell, Al Garrison and Marcus Thompson Jr. “Ma Rainey’ Black Bottom” opens Friday, Dec. 1 and runs thru Dec. 24 Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 4p.m. with an audience talkback to follow the performance.
A special gift from the Paul Robeson Theatre on the closing weekend makes all tickets $20 so bring your family, visiting relatives and show off your local theatre!
For more information call 716-884-2013 or to purchase tickets online aaccbuffalo.org for group information email@example.com