March 20, 2012

What Audiences Are Saying About MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

Have you seen Ma Rainey's Black Bottom?
Please share your comments with us.

  • Wilson's play is rich with themes. Which ones resonated with you?
  • What do you think happens to these characters after the curtain comes down?
  • Have you seen other August Wilson plays at the Huntington or elsewhere? What are your memories of them?
  • Did you attend a post-show conversation? What comments surprised you or made you think differently about the play? Would you attend a post-show conversation again? What were you thinking about on the way home from the theatre?

The Huntington Theatre Company's presentation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom plays now through April 8, 2012 only at the B.U. Theatre. Get tickets and information or call our Box Office at 617 266 0800.


Goldstar Member said...

While the play was very good, I'm reviewing the entire, Huntington experience here. It was the third night of the Back Bay blackout. I honestly didn't think they would be open. The entire block of Mass Ave was dark, except for the few buildings with generators. The Huntington pulled it off, and had a generator. They started a little late, but I have to really give them credit. The old adage "the show must go on" was strictly adhered to. Bravo Huntington!!

Julie-Anne Whitney on Facebook said...

Saw the show on Saturday and LOVED it. Highly recommend it.

Wayne Tucker on Facebook said...

Jason Bowen: "volcanic, spellbinding". Yes. This was spot-on casting. I enjoyed all the actors' performances. And I will assuredly buy tickets for anything Liesl Tommy directs in the future.

Goldstar Member said...

This play was very provocative and deals with issues of racism in the Twenties. In present day America the words may have changed but there is still underlying racism. Another message is that violence breeds violence. The play is very moving and certainly makes one think.

Kris K said...

I agree. The casting was phenomenal. Each actor fully embodied their character. I felt like I was part of their conversation. The play has really stuck with me since I saw it on SAT. I urge everyone to see it. I didn't expect the heavy moments and neither did I expect the sobs that Jason Bowen pulled from me. My heart ached for Levee's anguish. Everyone was stellar in this production. I wish I could meet you all to thank you personally. Best of luck!