CCT Presents: The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson is a 1987 play by American playwright August Wilson, and received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom, the family piano, which is decorated with designs carved by an enslaved ancestor. The play focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano. The brother, Boy Willie, is a sharecropper who wants to sell the piano to buy the land (Sutter’s land) where his ancestors toiled as slaves. The sister, Berniece, remains emphatic about keeping the piano, which shows the carved faces of their great-grandfather’s wife and son during the days of their enslavement.
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Tickets may be purchased (for cash only) at the CCT box office prior to each show, which opens 45 minutes before curtain.
$20.00 for adult non-members
$18.00 for senior non-members
$15.00 for adult CCT members & college students w/ I.D.s
$10.00 for children/students under age 18
$8.00 for member children/students under age 18