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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson


by August Wilson

Wining Boy Timeline and Summary

  • Wining Boy hangs out with Doaker, catching up on recent events.
  • He reads a letter that a friend of Cleotha sent him.
  • He plays a song about being "a rambling gambling man" (1.2.126).
  • Wining Boy tells Boy Willie he shouldn't sell the piano.
  • Wining Boy sells Lymon a supposedly magic suit.
  • He sees Sutter's ghost.
  • Wining Boy busts in really drunk, when Berniece is threatening Boy Willie with a gun.
  • He plays a song for Cleotha, then freaks out along with everybody else when Sutter's ghost attacks.