MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged:’ Karamu House Presents August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom!’

Karamu House, Posted October 1st 2021

OCT. 7 – 31, 2021  |  The Cleveland Foundation Jelliffe Theatre

It’s 1927 and Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” is recording new sides of old favorites in a rundown studio in Chicago. Fiery and determined, Ma Rainey fights to retain control over her music, while her cocky trumpet player Levee dreams of making his own name in the business. More than music goes down in August Wilson’s riveting portrayal of rage, racism, self-hatred and exploitation

Regular Tickets:

Adult $40
Senior (62 +) $35
Student (With ID) $20

Dress Circle Tickets:
Adult $45
Senior (62 +) $40
Student (With ID) $25

ALL PERFORMANCES AT KARAMU HOUSE’S CLEVELAND FOUNDATION JELLIFFE THEATRE.

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 120 MIN BEFORE CURTAIN CALL.

IMPORTANT INFORMATIOH ABOUT THE HEALTH + SAFETY MEASURES AT KARAMU HOUSE
Karamu House is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patrons, performers, and staff.  Upon entry, all patrons must show an official vaccination card reflecting 14-days since the secnd/final dose or evidence of a negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. 

VACCINATION 
Patrons can show any of the following options as official proof of vaccination: 

  • Physical Vaccination Card
  • Photo of Vaccination Card
  • Digital Vaccination Card

Please note: Any personal information presented to Karamu staff is strictly confidential and is viewed one time only at the point of entry. 

COVID–19 TESTING
Patrons who cannot be vaccinated must provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to entering the theatre for admittance to an indoor performance.  Acceptable tests:

  • PCR molecular (negative result)
  • Antigen COVID-19 (negative result)

MASKS 
Masks are required for everyone entering the facility and must be worn in all spaces at all times. Masks must be properly worn over the nose and mouth and are only permitted to be removed while actively eating or drinking.

ILLNESS/ EXPOSURE / SYMPTOMS
If you are ill or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and contact the box office to discuss ticket options.

Performance ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted. 

BUILDING SAFETY + SANITATION
Karamu is following enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, focusing on high-touch surfaces.

AIR QUALITY
Karamu’s air handlers are fitted with MERV-13 rated filters, known to trap COVID-19 particles.  

CLEAN HANDS
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility. 

CAPACITY
All performances and events will be sold to full capacity. 

TICKETS
Please consider digital ticket delivery for a simplified, touch-free experience.  Purchase your tickets here.

PROGRAMS
Production programs will be available in digital (via QR code) and as hard copies.  

CONCESSIONS
Only beverages will be sold at the bar.

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