The Piano Lesson

May 6 – May 15, 2022

By August Wilson    



Directed by Natalie King

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Winner 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama & Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New Play

It is 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he must come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister, and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

Appropriate for ages 10 and up

$29 (includes $2 online ticket processing fee)
Discounts available for seniors, students & groups

*Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Winning Boy: Solomon Abah
Avery: John Avant III
Boy Willie: Sean Massey
Grace: Shaundra Norwood
Berniece: Stacy Okafor
Maretha: Saiya Palmer
Lymon: Rickey Spivey
Doaker: Jerrold Trice

Director: Natalie King
Stage Manager: Maria Leon Hickox*
Set & Lighting Designer: Bryan Stevenson
Costume Designer: Hope Cox
Prop Designer: Robin Dotson

*Appearing through an Agreement between Theatre Arlington and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Single Tickets On Sell January 15, 2022

  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to curtain.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges. All sales are FINAL.
  • No lap seats or children under the age of three permitted
  • Photography, video or audio recording is strictly forbidden.
  • Please turn off all cell phones and noise makers.
  • No food or beverage are allowed inside the theater.
  • Tickets not picked up by 5 minutes before show time may be released to those on the waiting list.

Performance Dates

Friday - May 6 2022 - 7:30 PM
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Saturday - May 7 2022 - 7:30 PM
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Sunday - May 8 2022 - 2:00 PM
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Thursday - May 12 2022 - 7:30 PM
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Friday - May 13 2022 - 7:30 PM
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Saturday - May 14 2022 - 7:30 PM
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Sunday - May 15 2022 - 2:00 PM
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