Wayland Vokes Players in attendance The piano lesson by August Wilson, directed by Michelle Aguillon. Performances will be at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theater, 97 Boston Post Road (Route 20) in Wayland, July 22 through August 6:
- Friday, July 22, 8 p.m.
- Saturday July 23 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
- Thursday July 28 and Friday July 29 8 p.m.
- Saturday July 30 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5, 8 p.m.
- Saturday August 6 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
For tickets and information, call 508-358-4034, or order online through our website www.vokesplayers.org. Ticket prices are:
- $20.00 for Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings
- $24.00 for Friday and Saturday nights
Tony and Pulitzer winner August Wilson, one of the best playwrights of the 20th century, wrote The Piano Lesson as part of his 10-piece “Century Cycle” (which also includes Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) which tells the African American experience over the decades. This Pulitzer-winning play, though modest in its narration, shows Wilson’s uncanny ability to capture a snapshot of humanity, in a supernatural story set in 1936 Pittsburgh. Boy Willie, wanting to be his own boss and own his own land, wants to sell a piano that resides in his sister’s house. This piano has great family and cultural importance, and his sister Berniece refuses to part with it. Their fight culminates in a confrontation in which family and community come together to bear witness, as siblings carry the weight of history and come to honor it.
The cast of the show includes: Jerry Halfhide, Trevor Gerard Frederick, Claude Del, Lisa Miller-Gillespie, Valentina Joseph, Andrew Calvagno, Paul Benford Bruce and Chinedu Ibiam.
COVID 19 Health and Safety: For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, the Vokes Players currently require the wearing of a mask at all times in the building. Requirements may change as conditions and best practices change.
The historic Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theater in Wayland is one of Metrowest’s truly unique cultural and historical resources. The Vokes Players is a non-profit theater organization. The piano lesson is the fourth production of our 2021-22 season. The theater is wheelchair accessible. For more information on Vokes Players, visit our website – www.vokesplayers.org.