The Piano Lesson written by August Wilson directed by Jason Nious
Dates & Times: 7 pm–April 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 17, 21, 22, 24
2 pm–April 9, 16, 23
Venue: College of Southern Nevada, Backstage Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
et Prices: $40 general admission; $35 student, senior, military
The fourth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, The Piano Lesson follows the Charles family and their struggle to survive in the economic crisis of 1936 America. The sale of a beloved heirloom, a hand-carved piano with unimagined sentimental value, may be the key to stability. But paring with this magical icon of family history will reveal more than anyone bargained for. The 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama examines ancestral ties, material realities, and the deep roots that hold them all together.