The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson (1995)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1995-02-05
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Production Company: Craig Anderson Productions
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1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.

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  • Charles S. Dutton

    as Boy Willie
  • Alfre Woodard

    as Berniece Charles
  • Carl Gordon

    as Doaker
  • Tommy Hollis

    as Avery
  • Lou Myers

    as Wining Boy
  • Courtney B. Vance

    as Lymon
  • Zelda Harris

    as Maretha
  • Rosalyn Coleman

    as Grace
  • Tommy Lafitte

    as Ace
  • Lynne Innerst

    as Miss Ophelia
  • Harold Surratt

    as Papa Willie Boy
Production Phyllis Huffman Casting
Costume & Make-Up Ellie Winslow Key Makeup Artist
Camera Paul Elliott Director of Photography
Production Brent Shields Co-Producer
Art Diana Stoughton Set Decoration
Production Robert Huddleston Line Producer
Production Richard Welsh Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Vicki Sánchez Costume Design
Art James William Newport Production Design
Directing Lloyd Richards Director
Production August Wilson Producer
Writing August Wilson Original Story
Writing August Wilson Teleplay
Sound Stephen James Taylor Original Music Composer
Production Olivia Harris Casting
Editing Jim Oliver Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sterfon Demings Hairstylist
Production Craig Anderson Executive Producer
Production Robert Bennett Steinhauer Co-Producer
Sound Dwight Douglas Andrews Original Music Composer
Production Canice Kennedy Casting
Art Tim Saternow Art Direction