Sensible Cinema: “The Piano Lesson”

February 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd
San Francisco
Our film this month is one of August Wilson’s famous plays.  It was written in 1987 and focuses on a family heirloom piano, what it means as a legacy and about one’s self-worth.  

                                                                                       Sensible Cinema

   Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council

 In celebration of Black History Month

 The Piano Lesson

Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Center 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd.

 For Afro-American History Month Sensible Cinema will screen the made- for-TV version of The Piano Lesson by  award winning playwright, August Wilson .  This is the fourth play  of August Wilson’s Century Cycle of Play which is a series of ten plays that chronicle the Afro-American Experience in the Twentieth century. Each  is set in a different decade depicting the comic  and tragic aspects of the Afro-American in America.

 Without giving away the story The Piano Lesson is about a brother-sister conflict over a prized family legacy, an antique piano.   The brother wants to sell to better his future and the sister who wants to hold on and pass the piano to future generations.  In the play’s dialogue questions are raised  and answered about race, heritage and culture which makes this play a true Piano Lesson .

Free Admission (donations appreciated).

As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.

For more information please contact: 

Melvin Starks ( or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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