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The Piano Lesson Cast & Creative

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks star in the revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Flashing lights and fog/haze are used in this production.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 29, 2023.

Show Overview

About The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936. A brother and sister are locked in a war over the fate of a family heirloom: a piano carved with the faces of their ancestors. Only by revisiting history can the siblings endeavor to move forward. The Piano Lesson, wrote Frank Rich in The New York Times, “has its own spacious poetry, its own sharp angle on a nation's history, its own metaphorical idea of drama and its own palpable ghosts that roar right through the upstairs window of the household where the action unfolds. Like other Wilson plays, The Piano Lesson seems to sing even when it is talking.”


Berniece Charles
Doaker Charles
Charles Browning


Written by
August Wilson
Set Designer
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer
Japhy Weideman
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
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