August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

  • November 16 - 19, 2023
  • Columbia Entertainment Company

    1800 Nelwood Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65202
Ticket Price $15.00-$20.00 This event is now over

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
Written by August Wilson
Director Saralinda Bauer

The first weekend of the production, November 9-12, 2023, has been cancelled. August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now open November 16, 2023.

It is 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

Please note:
This show contains adult themes and language that some may find offensive. All guns are props. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

  • All audience members are welcome to wear masks.
  • We also remind our audiences that bringing in their own food and drink into the theater is not permitted. 
  • You do not need to print your ticket confirmation. We can look your ticket up by your last name. We advise saving your payment receipt.
  • We strongly encourage everyone to purchase their tickets to this production in advance. Online ticket sales will end one hour prior to the performance. We will have tickets available at the door if not sold out. Box office opens for sales 30 minutes prior to the performance time.
Date & Time

Nov 16 - 19, 2023

Venue Details

Columbia Entertainment Company

1800 Nelwood Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65202 Columbia Entertainment Company
Columbia Entertainment Company

Founded in 1979, Columbia Entertainment Company is now in its 45th season in Columbia, Missouri.

We are bringing a season to you that has a little bit for everyone!

Join us for the rest of our 45th Season: A Season of Favorites: Yours and Ours!

  • Rock of Ages | September 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2023 | Directed by Ryan Stem and Enola-Riann White
  • August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson | November 9-12, 16-19, 2023 | Directed by Saralinda Bauer
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | February 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2024 | Directed by Michele Snodderly
  • The Carol Burnett Show: A Series of Sketches | April 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 2024 | Directed by Kay Cook
  • Pippin | June 20-23 and 27-30, 2024 | Directed by Meg Phillips Crespy


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