North Carolina Black Repertory Company: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

( Thu., Aug. 4, 2022 - Sat., Aug. 6, 2022 )

Performed by BNS Productions

Harold C. Tedford Main Stage, 1834 Wake Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Set in a recording studio in 1920s Chicago, this play deals with issues of race, art, religion, and the historic exploitation of Black recording artists by white producers. The play’s title comes from Ma Rainey’s song of the same name, which refers to the Black Bottom dance.

Performed by:    BNS Productions
Charlotte, NC
Written by:    August Wilson
Directed by:    Dr. Corlis Hayes



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National Black Theatre Festival


  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, August 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM