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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.