Thursday, February 2, 2017

CAPA and Pittsburgh Playwrights To Stage "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"



A Scene from the Show

Get ready for what is about to be an amazing journey back in time to experience the fire, resiliency, blues, and passion that made the 1920s roar! Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company, presents August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom starring Pittsburgh CAPA students.

This special presentation is directed by Mark Clayton Southers, an award winning playwright, photographer, scenic designer, theatrical producer and stage director.

“Our students at Pittsburgh CAPA have an unique opportunity to not only showcase their theatrical talents, but they will have a learning opportunity to work with a world renowned and well-respected director,” said Melissa Pearlman, Pittsburgh CAPA Principal.  “This is a show you don’t want to miss!”

Pittsburgh CAPA’s will perform Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at five special shows February 2 – February 5, 2017.  On Thursday and Friday, the show will begin
at 7 PM.  The weekend shows will begin at 1 PM.  All performances will be held in
the Black Box Theater at Pittsburgh CAPA (111 9th St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15222).  Recommended for audiences 13+.
A Scene from the Show

Seating is limited.  With only five shows, 100 seats per show, the public is urged to get their tickets soon.  Tickets can be purchase at http://maraineys.eventbrite.com.

An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a red hot play filled with the ambition, culture, history, and music that made the 1920s memorable.  Pittsburgh native August Wilson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, and now, Oscar-nominated playwright that chronicles the 20th century African American experience.

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