Each month, 35-50 Footlights members meet over dinner with playwrights, directors, and scholars to discuss modern drama. We read the plays on our own, meet at inexpensive restaurants near Washington-area metro stations, and eventually attend performances of most of the plays we've discussed. You can attend our dinner-discussions, join our theater trips, or both.
Membership is free. We do ask that you read the plays for discussion in advance. There is a $5 charge to attend the discussion. You pay for dinner and theater tickets. Footlights always gets group rates at local theaters. Contributions to Footlights are tax-deductible.
Footlights turns its attention to another of
August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle plays, The Piano Lesson,
on Thursday, April 17. The Pittsburgh Cycle is his series
of ten plays that charts the African American experience
throughout the 20th century. The Piano Lesson –
written in 1990, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that
year – is set in the 30s. Brother and sister Boy Willie and
Berniece clash over whether or not they should sell an ancient
piano that was exchanged for their great grandfather's wife and
son in the days of slavery.
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This page was last updated on April 03, 2014.