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August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati OH

Jan 19 2022
Feb 12 2022
August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a fraught recording session. She is a Black woman determined to control her art and her life on her own terms. However, as egos and generational ideologies clash, heated conflicts erupt between everyone present that wrestle with the complexities of racism and artistic exploitation in this Tony Award® nominated powerhouse of a play.

Content Advisory: This production contains adult language and adult themes.  Contact the Box Office for more information 513-381-2273.


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    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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Vaccination/Negative Test and Mask Audience Requirements (as of August 30, 2021) At this time, all ticketholders must show proof of a full COVID vaccination status or provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater. • Option 1: Proof of Vaccination Ticketholders 12 years of age or older may show proof of full COVID vaccination to enter accompanied by a photo ID. OR • Option 2: Negative COVID PCR Test Ticketholders 5 years of age or older may show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance to enter. All ticket holders are required to wear face masks fitting securely over their mouth and nose while inside The Otto M. Budig Theater except when consuming food or beverage. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted, and even if eating or drinking, masks must be worn when not actively eating or drinking. HEALTH AND SAFETY: Read our most updated Health and Safety information on this page. We will communicate more details about logistics and protocols for your visit to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company before your show. Learn more on our Health and Safety Updates page:

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