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|The Piano Lesson: AATAT Performance at UCSC!|
|Date||Friday February 13|
|Time||7:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Friday – Sunday, February 13-15 @ UCSC Theatre Arts Main Stage,
Friday – Saturday, February 27-28 @ Santa Cruz high school: 415 Walnut Ave
Friday-Saturday, March 6th-7th @ Oldemeyer Center in Seaside, CA.
Written in the mid-1980’s, this former Broadway production "The Piano Lesson" is set in the 1930’s, concerning the struggle of two siblings over a precious family heirloom, a piano carved with images of their African ancestors and crafted by their enslaved grandfather. The Great Depression serves as the historical backdrop to the play as well as black migration during this period from the south to north. Through his play Wilson teaches that the history must be shared, accepted, and then valued for the lessons that it teaches before the future can be achieved. Wilson continues this theme through his characters of Berniece and Boy Willie, who represent the struggle for accepting and valuing the past, as represented through struggle over the fate of the family’s most treasured heirloom the piano.
ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BEGIN AT 7 PM, DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM,
EXCEPT 3PM MATINEE ON SUNDAY 2/15
Prices are $14 for Adults and $11 for Students
The African American Theater Arts Troupe serves to enhance the climate of the cultural diversity on the campus and in the community, focusing on the recruitment, recognition, and retention of under-represented students by providing a sense of belonging and by bringing in productions about people of color, encouraging the celebration of American diversity. In the past years, we the UCSC African American Theater Arts Troupe Fund. have raised and awarded over $75,000 in scholarships to UCSC students who work with the African American Theater Arts Troupe. This is based on merit, financial need, and participation in the theater arts program. We have reached our goal of creating our endowment now we must maintain it.
UCSC THEATER ARTS, CULTURAL ARTS AND DIVERSITY, STUDENT AFFAIRS, MONTERREY PENINSULA COLLEGE