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The Piano Lesson in the Turpin-Lamb Theatre
 
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Contact Email:  murphyfineartscenter@morgan.edu
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THEATRE MORGAN PRESENTS
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.


 
Showtimes
Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30 pm
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00 pm
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:30 pm
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 pm
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Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:30 am
$9.00
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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pricing
murphy fine arts center
 $20: General Admission;
$15: Seniors & non-MSU Students;
$10: MSU Students, Faculty, Staff
 
 
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Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap

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