It’s the early 1900s — the age of ragtime, a new music that is electrifying the country. But beneath the pounding of piano keys is a white, affluent New Rochelle family in crisis, a black piano player from Harlem trying to win back the love of his life while fighting a tragic injustice and a Latvian Jewish immigrant artist determined to give his child a new life in America. Three different families making their way through tumultuous times in a country still experiencing growing pains.
Directed by Jim Corti. Book by Terrence McNally. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E. L. Doctorow.