Sat, Oct 23|
The Piano Lesson October's Play Club
You have access to the play watch party as well as the discussion of the play "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
About the Event
About The Piano Lesson by August Wilson:
In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
October's Play Club