Dear Friends of EARTh—
ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT, 6:30PM on Monday, February 4th, at The Plaza Branchof the Kansas City Public Library (4801 Main Street),EARTh (Equity Actors’ Readers’ Theatre) and The KC Public Library—in celebration of Black History Month—and in partnership with and in recognition of Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City—will present a FREE, one-night-only, script-in-hand stage reading of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, THE PIANO LESSON.
The play is the fourth in Wilson’s “The Pittsburgh Cycle” of plays examining the lives of African/American families as they come to grips with their past, their culture, and their future. In this play, a brother and sister go toe-to-toe to decide who will determine the fate of the family’s heirloom piano—which is covered with incredible carvings depicting the family’s rise from slavery. Will they to sell it to buy some land? Or to save it as a reminder of where they came from and where they are going. This reading of this magnificent play will feature some of the finest actors in Greater Kansas City–under the direction of Doug Weaver.
Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues and join us next Monday night.
Kip Niven, Production Coordinator
EARTh (Equity Actors’ Readers’ Theatre)