ABOUT THE SHOW
THE PIANO LESSON is the fourth play in August Wilson’s “Century Cycle.” The play follows the Charleses, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1936, as they struggle over the sale of a precious family heirloom, literally and figuratively fighting the ghosts of their past.
The New York Times hailed THE PIANO LESSON as “a generous gift,” “emotionally sustaining great theatre,” and a “savory theatrical feast.” Time Out New York described the play as a “grand drama” that “reaches operatic intensity.” And Back Stage called THE PIANO LESSON a “theatrical whirlwind.” (Recommended for ages 12 and up)
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission.
Mrs. Reba R. Heyman
MEET THE CAST
- DC METRO THEATER ARTS (1 of 2): ‘The Piano Lesson’ at Olney Theatre Center
- DC METRO THEATER ARTS (2 of 2): ‘The Piano Lesson’ at Olney Theatre Center
- BROADWAYWORLD.COM: THE PIANO LESSON Marks August Wilson's Auspicious Debut at Olney Theatre Center
Articles About This Production
- THE WASHINGTON POST: Theaters revive parts of August Wilson’s ‘Decades Cycle,’ reavealing unease over race