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THE PIANO LESSON

August Wilson's masterpiece and the 6th installment in our stunning Century Cycle

by August Wilson
directed by Mark Clayton Southers
THE PIANO LESSON
Previews January 16 and 17
Opens Friday, January 18
Closes Sunday, March 3

Tues. 2/19 @8pm
Wed. Matinee 1/30 @ 3pm

“Pay What You Can” Night
Thurs. 2/14 @ 8pm

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Tampa Bay Times Preview by John Fleming
Tampa Tribune Preview by Kathy Greenberg
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Preview by Cali Credit

“An amazing journey…[a] soul-shaking symphony…one of the most powerful moments in American theater…some of August Wilson's richest characters and most memorable scenes…pure pleasure…wonderful…impeccable…excellent…[Bryant] Bentley's Boy Willie is unrelenting [and] riveting…resolved in a wild finale that resorts to the supernatural.”
-Tampa Bay Times, John Fleming

“Luminous…brilliant dialogue, stirring song…see it for the acting alone and you'll be powerfully satisfied,  or see it for Wilson's outstanding use of language…wonderfully written…the cast assembled by director Mark Clayton Southers is universally excellent…the amazing [Kim] Sullivan is instantly and lastingly endearing.”
-Creative Loafing, Mark E. Leib

1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding New Play”
New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Play”

“August Wilson’s body of work has found a home in America's theaters and in America's heart, stirring us with passion and challenging us to recognize the truths about ourselves.” -The Heinz Award

"A lovely tragi-comedy.... Haunting as well as haunted." -New York Newsday

"Wonderful.... A play of magnificent confrontations." -New York Post

It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family's rise from slavery. The issue of whether or not to sell it cuts deeply and raises questions about honoring the past or moving into the future. Mature subject matter and language.

THE CAST (in order of appearance):
Doaker Charles..........................................Alan Bomar Jones*
Boy Willie...................................................... Bryant Bentley*
Lymon...................................................................Sati Word
Berniece..........................................................Tanesha Gary*
Maretha.............................. Shakenya Clark and Chloe Jackson
Avery Brown.............................................................ranney*
Wining Boy........................................................Kim Sullivan*
Grace............................................................. Brandy Grant

Click on the video below to watch some of the cast on Studio 10 where they turned the interview into a song!

Mainstage Series produced by: Raymond James
Sponsors: Alfred T. May | Sally and William Snyder
Co-Sponsors: Ed Hayes | Nicholas and Diane Bailey Morton |
Mary Lou and Burrage Warner
Opening Night Hosts: Sharon and Victor Gardner | Quentin and Suzanne Onstine
Concession Craft Beer Sponsor: The Ale & the Witch
Education Partner: Bank of America
Radio Sponsor: WUSF
Media Sponsor: WEDU


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
163 3rd Street North
5:30 – 7pm
Free and Open to the Public

Live Music by Jake Linder performing on the piano.
Cash Bar and Light Refreshments
Art Exhibit by Creative Clay Member Artists created for
this event and inspired by American Stage Theatre’s
production of The Piano Lesson.


2014-2015 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:


Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. 
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm

2014-2015 Performance Pricing:
$29 Thursday Previews
$39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees
$49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception

Additional Information
Student Advance tickets are $20. 
Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior (adults age 65 and up) and Retired Military Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Artist Discount - Tickets are $20
Active military tickets are FREE with valid I.D. 20% off additional tickets
for friends and family.

To receive one of the above discounts, you must go through our box office. Valid I.D. must be presented to our box office. Only one discount can be used per ticket.
Please contact the box office for further details or questions.

We want to fill our house!
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy the show.

American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or
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Services and Facilities
Physical Accessibility: The theatre features
accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, and seating.
Benefits of a Valid Disabled Parking Permit: Displaying your valid disabled parking permit will allow you to park at City metered spaces for FREE, for as long as your event requires, including those posted with time limit signs (green signs).

Please note: this does not apply to loading zones
or otherwise restricted parking signage (red signs).


Listening System:
Theatregoers may enjoy the
free infrared listening system from any seat.

 
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