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IN THE SPOTLIGHT | 'The Piano Lesson'

'The Piano Lesson' cast includes Amelia Cooper, Tabari Daniels and Rick Amos.
'The Piano Lesson' cast includes Amelia Cooper, Tabari Daniels and Rick Amos.

Presented by: Center Stage Theatre

Where: 2670 Rue Palafox, Biloxi

Show times/dates: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28

Director: Chuck White

Starring: Rick Amos, Tabari Daniels, Kendall Arnold, Alexander Brown, Amelia Cooper, Sahara Cooper, Theron Evans and Jacklyn Wetzel.

Synopsis: In 1936 Pittsburgh, Boy Willie and his sister Berniece battle over the future of a treasured heirloom: a piano with unique ancestral carvings by their grandfather, an enslaved plantation carpenter. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy land. Berniece insists that the instrument carries too much history to cast aside. In a home haunted by memories, the issue of whether to sell cuts deeply and raises questions about honoring the past or moving into the future.

Author: August Wilson has won numerous awards including two Pulitzer Prizes for his plays "The Piano Lesson" and "Fences," which was featured during Center Stage Theatre's 39th season.

Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors, students, military, firemen, police and ems

Reservations/details: 388-6258 or centerstagebiloxi.org

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