August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson | 2021-2022 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

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"August Wilson's The Piano Lesson" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

February 25 -March 6, 2022


We are thrilled to be producing this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the legendary August Wilson. Set in 1936, Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family's rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

RATING: Recommended for Mature Audiences

"This immensely satisfying show, ..., brings a timely reminder of how consoling, how restorative, how emotionally sustaining great theater can be."
-The New York Times