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Cicero McCarter is Slow Drag in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’


Slow Drag COpening on February 24 at the Alliance for the Arts is Theatre Conspiracy’s production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Brilliant and explosive, this play explores the complicated world of black musicians striving to make it at the height of the classic blues recording era in a culture denoted by both prejudice and gender bias. Playing the role of bass player Slow Drag is Cicero McCarter III.

A native of Fort Myers, Cicero is relatively new to the performing arts. Theatre Conspiracy audiences will remember his as Henry Simpson in the 2015 production of Levee, Toledo and Slow Drag ELillian Hellman’s Toys in the Attic. McCarter is married with four children and enjoys woodworking and playng chess.

February 14, 2017.


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