Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

May 5, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Recurring every 4 weeks on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
3535 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 520-0055
Admission: $23 - $50
Area of Town: Midtown

Legendary Blues singer Ma Rainey and her band convene to record an album and hash out their own blues about race, and exploitation of Black recording artists. Ma Rainey and her band players convene in a Chicago studio to record a new album.  As their conversation unfolds, their bantering, storytelling and arguing raise questions of race, art and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. The Ensemble Theatre's 2017-2018 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

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