August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
February 25 -March 6
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
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.
This production contains adult language
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
THEATRE FOR ALL
ASL and Audio Described Performance - March 5
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.