Court Theater Presents THE PIANO LESSON 5/7- 6/7

Court Theatre continues its 54th season with August Wilson's classic American drama, The Piano Lesson. The production, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson will run May 7 - June 7, 2009 at Court Theatre, 5535 South Ellis Ave.

Master playwright August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the 1930s entry in his monumental 20th Century play cycle. A rich family history with origins in slavery is carved into the wood of the piano that could be Boy Willie's ticket to self-sufficiency or Berniece's legacy to her daughter. The Piano Lesson is the story of two siblings' struggle to come to terms with their inheritance and the ghosts of their dead.

Ron OJ Parson
Previews: May 7 - May 15, 2009
Press opening: Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 8 PM
Regular run: May 17 - June 7, 2009
Court Theatre, 5535 South Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637.
Tickets: $32-$54
Box Office: Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or online

Court Theatre's 54th Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell, is generously supported by Richard and Barbara Franke, The Chicago Community Trust, Hyde Park Bank, Virginia and Gary Gerst, The Joyce Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Polk Brothers Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and the University of Chicago. Court Theatre is also funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts Program IV of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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