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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.

  1. Lloyd Richards

    Director

  2. August Wilson

    Teleplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles S. Dutton

    Charles S. Dutton

    Boy Willie

  2. Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard

    Berniece Charles

  3. Carl Gordon

    Doaker

  4. Tommy Hollis

    Tommy Hollis

    Avery

  5. Lou Myers

    Lou Myers

    Wining Boy

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The Piano Lesson

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  • February 5, 1995
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

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