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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson


by August Wilson

Doaker Timeline and Summary

  • Doaker greets Lymon and Boy Willie when they show up.
  • He tells them that there's no way Berniece is going to sell the piano.
  • Doaker hangs out with Wining Boy, catching him up on everything that's been going on
  • He tells the big long story of the piano.
  • Doaker sings a railroad song.
  • He heads off to work.
  • Doaker later stops Boy Willie and Lymon from taking the piano, but also tries to keep the peace between Boy Willie and Berniece.
  • He tells Boy Willie he can still make the train.