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Dec 01 – Man of Change: August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

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Tuesday, Dec 1st – 5:00 – 6:30PM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The new film adaptation of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis and is coming soon to Netflix. In it, tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless “Mother of the Blues” singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session. Listen to cast members Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, and Michael Potts as they explore Wilson’s work, their roles, and this upcoming release adapted for the screen by playwright, director, and actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., which profiles Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Wilson. RSVP for Zoom instructions.

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