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The Piano Lesson - 8:00 am

January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

March 6 – April 13, 2008

The Piano Lesson

By AUGUST WILSON
Directed by WALTER DALLAS
On the F. Otto Haas Stage

In 1936 Pittsburgh, Boy Willie and his sister Berniece battle over the future of a treasured heirloom: a piano with unique ancestral carvings by their grandfather, an enslaved plantation carpenter. He wants to sell the piano to buy land. She insists that the instrument carries too much history to cast aside. In a home haunted by memories, the issue of whether or not to sell cuts deeply and raises questions about honoring the past or moving into the future.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson died in 2005 after completing ten plays plays chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, decade by decade.

 

Cast
Kala Moses Baxter
Katrina Yvette Cooper
Chioma Dunkley
Kes Khemnu
Julian Rozzell, Jr.
Harum Ulmer, Jr.
Yaegel T. Welch
Brian Anthony Wilson

 

Director 
Walter Dallas
Scenic Designer
Donald Eastman
Costume Designer
Alison Roberts
Lighting Designer
Curtis V. Hodge
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Assistant Director
Megan O’Brien
Stage Manager
Katharine M. Hanley
Musicians
David Ames
Andrew Nelson