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62. Muskegon Civic Theatre Presents “The Piano Lesson”

March 3, 2011

Muskegon Civic Theatre Presents “The Piano Lesson”
Playwright August Wilson won his second Pulitzer Prize for this haunting drama set in 1936 Pittsburgh. When Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in his battered truck, he dreams of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves. To raise the money for the land, he plans to sell an old piano, which has been in the Charles family for generations. While Boy Willie and his sister both own the piano, the piano is in Berniece’s living room, and she has already rejected many offers because the antique piano is more than an heirloom; it is covered with carvings that detail the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated. Performances are at the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts, 425 W. Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee is at 3:00 p.m. For tickets, StarTickets (800) 585-3737 or http://www.startickets.com or the Frauenthal Box Office (231) 727-8001.www.muskegoncivictheatre.org

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