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The Piano Lesson

August Wilson

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What is the name of Doaker's grandfather?

Who sees Sutter's ghost first?

Who does Lymon intend to give his bottle of perfume?

Where did the Yellow Dog get its name?

How long as it been since Boy Willie has seen his sister?

Who murdered Berniece's father?

What was the name of the first Berniece's mistress?

In what year did Boy Charles steal the piano?

What is the name of the woman in the song the men used to sing at Parchman?

Who has spoken to the Ghosts of the Yellow Dog?

What does Lymon give Berniece?

Who helped Boy Charles steal the piano?

Why has Lymon decided to stay in Pittsburgh?

Who does not sing in the course of the play?

When Boy Willie's dog dies, what does he discover?

Who plays the piano in the household on a regular basis?

What does Boy Willie play for his niece?

When does the play begin?

What is Avery's daytime job?

What does Boy Willie tell his customers when selling his watermelons?

What painter inspired The Piano Lesson?

What food does Maretha abhor?

What is Berniece's job?

What accessory does Lymon add to the outfit he purchases from Wining Boy?

What award did The Piano Lesson win in 1990?

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