The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson is a 1990 play by American playwright August Wilson (1945-2005). The Piano Lesson 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 infamous piano. The play focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano they own.
Produced by the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg, at the National Arts Festival, 1996, directed by Jerry Mofokeng, assisted by Lynne Maree., Set and costume designer Lyn Leventhorpe, lighting designer Stan Knight. The cast: Owen Sejake, Rapulana Seiphemo, Thulani Nyembe, Regina Ndlovu, Arthur Molepo, Sydney Chama, Lucia Mthiyane, Lulu Makhathini.
National Arts Festival programme, 1996.
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