Piedmont Opera's Ragtime Is Entertaining and Profound

By Timothy H. Lindeman

March 18, 2022 - Winston-Salem, NC:


Do these things sound familiar? The United States is a mess. Black citizens are demanding justice. Immigrants continue to pour into the country looking for a better life for themselves and their children. The disparity between the rich and the poor is profound. White America is trying to understand what is happening. The musical Ragtime paints this picture of the U.S. in the early 20th century, and it seems that not too much has changed since then. Piedmont Opera's presentation brought these themes vividly to life. Continued here.