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Signature Theatre Company presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Extends Off-Broadway Before Opening

August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Extends Off-Broadway Before Opening
Chuck Cooper
'The Piano Lesson' extends through December 16.

The Signature Theatre Company production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson has extended its limited run before opening. The revival, which was originally schedule to play through December 9, will now run through December 16. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson will begin performances October 30 and open November 18 in the Irene Diamond Stage at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.

The Piano Lesson stars Eric Lenox Abrams as Avery, Chuck Cooper as Wining Boy, Brandon J. Dirden as Boy Willie, Jason Dirden as Lymon, Alexis Holt as Maretha, Mandi Masden as Grace, Roslyn Ruff as Berniece and James A. Williams as Doaker. Set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, The Piano Lesson tells the story of the Charles family, who are battling their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy—an antique piano.

The Piano Lesson includes scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by David Van Tieghem and original music by Bill Sims, Jr.

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