The Piano Lesson

It is 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburg from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to 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.

The Piano Lesson and Crew

Melonnie Walker [Square]

Melonnie Walker

Director/Dramaturg

Lewis Morrow

as Boy Willie

Jackie Price

as Berniece

Dennis Jackson [Square]

Dennis Jackson

as Doaker/Sound Designer

Tim Burks

as Lymon

Daniel Andre [Square]

Daniel André

as Avery

Desmond "3-3-7" Jones

as Wining Boy

Amber Redmond [Square]

Amber Redmond

as Grace

Anaya Morrow

Anaya Morrow

as Maretha

Lynn King [Square]

Lynn King

Stage Manager

Ebonee Grace [Square]

Ebonee Grace

Assistant Stage Manager

Doug Schroeder [Square]

Doug Schroeder

Set Designer

Warren Deckert [Square]

Warren Deckert

Light Designer

Daniella Toscano [Square]

Daniella Toscano

Costumer