Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-11-01

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series at Samford University will present The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson Oct. 20–22 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Samford's Bolding Studio.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning play, set in the Great Depression, is the story of two siblings’ struggle to come to terms with their inheritance and the ghosts of their ancestors. Raising questions about family, remembrance and the legacy of slavery, The Piano Lesson promises a poignant evening of drama.

Tickets are $12 (adults,) $9 (55+) and $6 (students/children). Purchase online at or call (205) 726-2853.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.