by Chris Davis
I want to recommend The Piano Lesson at the Hattiloo because it's one of my favorite pieces by August Wilson and it features one of my favorite Memphis actors TC Sharpe. That said I've heard from the source that when early runs of the show exceeded three hours deep cuts were made in the script. I appreciate the impulse to keep shows at 3-hours or less but I'm going to have to see what came out before I can wholeheartedly endorse. That said, this company does its best work when it takes on challenging material and given their track record fewer things seem more promising than The Piano Lesson The Hattiloo
Also Noel Coward's Fallen Angels opens this weekend at Theatre Memphis. It's a play that Coward himself described as ''extremely slight" and it will be interesting to see if a comedy about the possible fallout of premarital flings holds up 80-years later.