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About Ragtime

Just beyond the gaze of lady liberty, three evolving and distinct communities weave together to create a new era in the land of opportunity.

A Jewish immigrant seeking a new life in America is awakened to the possibilities of success; a mother from an upper-class suburban family sees that privilege and comfort may not be as desirable as she once thought; and a gifted African-American musician, prolific in the dissonant and romantic melodies of ragtime, learns that love and passion can spark the wheels of change.

Peppered with great historical characters from Houdini to Henry Ford to Booker T. Washington, Ragtime’s Tony Award-winning score draws upon the unique sounds of the American landscape—heard from Harlem to the Lower-East-Side—to create a truly remarkable theatrical event.

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Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Berkeley Playhouse

2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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