Solomonrain Presents, brings to the stage the Pulitzer winning play, “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson. This masterpiece is being staged as an All Hallows Eve Ghost Story Experience. It is a richly woven tapestry of a family divided by their heritage and their dreams for the future. Boy Willie (played by Titus O’Neil) wants to buy a farm that his ancestors used to work as slaves, but he must sell the family’s piano that holds a unique place in their history. He tries everything to persuade his sister, Berniece (played by Rhonda Rochelle Richardson) to let it go, but she refuses. To her, the heirloom symbolizes what they’ve lost and their family’s very heart and soul. Boy Willie will draw their family into a timeless struggle that speaks to every generation- whether to cling to the traditions of the past or trade them in for the chance of a better future. The play asks the question; what would you do with your legacy?
October 27th & 28th 2011, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm at The King Arts Complex 867 MT. Vernon Ave Columbus OH, Tickets are $12.00 in Advance $15.00 at the door. Purchase tickets at The Book Suite 887 East Long St. Columbus OH 43203 (614) 252-4552, Big Daddy’s Clothing Store 2222 Summit St. Columbus, OH 43201 (614) 268-6536 Black Art Plus 43 Parson Ave. COLUMBUS, OH 43215 (614) 469-9980 Online at Eventbrite.Com for more information call 614-212-3398, or visit Solomonrain.com or Facebook at The Piano Lesson 614.
Directed by Jerry Weekly, Stage Manager Judy Dallas, and Production Manager Helen Outlaw. Starring: Titus O'Neal (Boy Willie), Rhonda Rochelle Richardson (Bernice), Vonzail Lawrence, (Doaker), Joe Dowell (Lymon), Jesse Robinson (Wining Boy), Richard Murray (Avery), Blessing Weekly (Maretha), Joyce Stokes-Burke (Grace