Chuck Cooper, Brandon J. Dirden, Jason Dirden, Roslyn Ruff to Perform in Signature's Piano Lesson
Casting has been announced for the Signature Theatre's revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs the production, which is set to run at Signature Center October 30-December 9, with an opening on November 18.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1936, as the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy – an antique piano.
The cast will include Eric Lenox Abrams as Avery, Chuck Cooper as Wining Boy, Brandon J. Dirden as Boy Willie, Jason Dirden as Lymon, Alexis Holt as Maretha, Mandi Masden as Grace, Roslyn Ruff as Berniece and James A. Williams as Doaker.
The design team includes Michael Carnahan (scenic designer), Karen Perry (costume designer), Rui Rita (lighting designer), David Van Tieghem (sound designer), Bill Sims, Jr. (original music), J. David Brimmer (fight direction), Valerie Gladstone (wig & hair designer), and Vinnie Bagwell (piano sculptor).