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The Piano Lesson in the Turpin-Lamb Theatre
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Hosted by:  Theatre Morgan
Contact Person:  MFAC Ticket Office
Contact Email:  murphyfineartscenter@morgan.edu
Contact Phone #: 443-885-4440

August Wilson's
The Piano Lesson
Directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap

The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson, is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. 

At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.

Tickets available:
  • In-person purchase at the MFAC Ticket Office
  • Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone: **800-982-2787;
  • Online: via  **Ticketmaster.com
(Please call the MFAC Ticket Office for Group pricing (15 or more tickets) and reservations (443-885-4440)

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 pm
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:00 pm
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:30 pm
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 $20: General Admission;
$15: Seniors & non-MSU Students;
$10: MSU Students, Faculty, Staff
Please call Ticket Office for group pricing and reservations
Artist Profile
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The Late Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap
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-MSU Choir-

Renowned MSU Choir, Dr. E. Conway, Director
MSU Drumline

The Drumline of "The Magnificent Marching Machine"
The Late Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap

Former Coordinator of MSU's Theatre Arts Area
Theatre Morgan

Morgan State's Theater Company
Dr. Eric Conway

Director of the Morgan State University Choir
Melvin N. Miles, Jr.

MSU Director of Bands