The August Wilson Cycle in Pictures: The Piano Lesson - 1990
04 Oct 2005
Play: The Piano Lesson
Synopsis: Wilson's Pulitzer-winning drama finds a black family torn between selling an old piano that represents the family's heritage or using the money to make a new start. The piano, which in slave days was once traded for the family's patriarch and is haunted by the ghosts of the past, becomes a powerful symbol of the entire history of Africans in America.
Original Run: April 16, 1990 - Jan. 27, 1991, Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)
Pictured: Charles S. Dutton (left) and Rocky Carroll, photo by Gerry Goodstein
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.