August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century.
Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle.
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring George Morfogen, Tuck Milligan, Charles Weldon, Clarke Peters, Harvy Blanks, Larry Gilliard, Ebony Jo-Ann, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Jonathan Majors. With original music by Grammy-nominated composer Bill Sims, Jr.
PHOTOS: View our slideshow here of behind-the-scenes and performance photos
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is set in Chicago in the 1920s. The play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.
Thanks to our philanthropic partners The Ford Foundation whose mission is to support visionary leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change worldwide and The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Special permission for this project is provided by the Estate of August Wilson. For more information, please visit www.samuelfrench.com