Two Des Moines theater companies, founded a century apart, join forces to stage August Wilson’s ‘The Piano Lesson’

When last year’s revival of August Wilson’s 1987 play The Piano Lesson closed on Broadway on Jan. 29, it was the highest grossing show that week. In fact, the production, which opened Oct. 13, became the highest grossing play revival […]

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A rocky start dims but can’t douse the brightness of ‘How I Learned What I Learned’

Riverside Theatre and Des Moines’ Pyramid Theatre joined forces this winter to bring us ‘How I Learned What I Learned,’ by August Wilson. It is an incredible thing to be able to see Wilson as a character on the stage, brought to life in Aaron Smith’s performance. […]

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