The August Wilson Cycle in Pictures: The Piano Lesson - 1990

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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

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