For Audiences

Previews: January 16, 17, 18, and 20
Be a part of the creative process as you see the show as it's still being fine-tuned.

Post-Play Discussions: January 24, 2 p.m.; February 1, 2:00 p.m.; February 4, 2 p.m.; February 8, 2:00 p.m.
After the show, cast members will join the audience for a question and answer session on the production.

Story Swap:After The Piano Lesson, friends and colleagues of August Wilson join Seattle Rep artistic staff to recall moments, stories and experiences. Saturday, January 31 following the 2 p.m. matinee

Speak Up!: Local scholars and visionaries will lead this community conversation about themes and issues raised in The Piano Lesson. Expect insightful dialogue about the world of this family poised at a pivotal time in our national history. Panelists include:

  • W. Tali Hairston, Director of the John M. Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development, Seattle Pacific University
  • Christopher Parker, Professor of Social Justice/Political Science, University of Washington
  • William Woodward, Professor of History, Seattle Pacific University

SRO Spotlights: Wednesday, January 21, 11 a.m.
Meet the artists of The Piano Lesson.

Accessible Performances

Captioned Performance: January 22, 7:30 p.m.
The lines of the play are projected simultaneously on a screen so you don't miss a word.
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Audio Described Performance: February 7, 2:00 p.m.
Live narration of the plays, as well as descriptions of sets and costumes, is provided over listening devices by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences.
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Sign Interpreted Performance: February 7, 2:00 p.m.
American Sign Language interpreted.
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