There's nobody like August Wilson. His ten-play cycle, chronicling the lives of African Americans in each decade of the 20th century, is among the greatest masterpieces of our time. One of Wilson’s most powerful and transcendent works, The Piano Lesson is a profound, melodic tale set in 1930s Pittsburgh. To reclaim his family’s legacy, Boy Willie must sell their priceless heirloom, but will his sister and the ghosts of their past stand in his way? Full of soaring poetry and shattering intensity, The Piano Lesson is a universal story of memory and perseverance.

 
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“The Piano Lesson is a theatrical whirlwind with the power to ... reveal the darkest secrets
and brightest aspirations dwelling in the human heart.” - Backstage

"It is the music of Mr. Wilson's prose that connects the mundane and the mystical, and allows earthbound men and women
to raise voices that fly to heaven." – New York Times

 
CHOOSE YOUR PERFORMANCE GO DEEPER SPECIAL EVENTS
Our handy PERFORMANCE CALENDAR
makes it easy to plan your night!

Learn about the Cast & Creative team, read the Synopsis, find out more about August Wilson and the Great Migration, and view photos and videos!

Read the digital version of the show program online!
Jan 15 - Opening Night
Jan 17 - Dialogue on Drama
Jan 20 - Post-Show Discussion
Jan 21 - Pride Night Party
Jan 24 - Post-Show Discussion
Feb 3 - Dinner & Theater
Feb 6 - Community Conversation
Feb 7 - Closing Performance