The Gallo Center & Sankofa Theatre Company present
AUGUST WILSON'S THE PIANO LESSON
Read all about this important new theatre troupe
in The Modesto Bee!
The Piano Lesson
is from the same creative team that presented To Kill a Mockingbird
at the Gallo Center in 2011. This haunting and dramatic work is August Wilson's second Pultizer Prize-winning play. At the heart of the story stands the ornately carved upright piano that has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berneice Charles' Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, her exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that their family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell the antique piano for the cash needs to stake his future. Berneice refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy.
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"The Piano Lesson is stupendous...rich and resonant,
" said The Washington Post.