We are a non-profit community theatre specializing in affordable, professional-quality productions located in the old sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, NC.

Founded in 1982 as a mission outreach program of Marvin United Methodist Church, the Stained Glass Playhouse offers production and theatrical events which encompass moral messages, family values and community issues. The Stained Glass Playhouse was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1997 and was granted it’s 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in June, 1998 as a community theatre. We welcome volunteers and contributions from everyone. The Playhouse was admitted into membership of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County in 2008.

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Announcing our
2015 - 2016 Season

Summer 2015
July 17th
August 2nd

Fall 2015
6th - 22nd

Winter 2016
5th - 21st

Spring 2016
6th - 22nd

West Side Story Bell Book and Candle The Piano Lesson

Coming to the

Stained Glass Playhouse Weekends

Spring 2016
February 5th to 21st

The Playhouse is located at:

4401 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC  27105

(We are in the old Sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church.)

SGP is a 501©3 non-profit corporation and a member of the

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council

The Stained Glass Playhouse provides outstanding, intimate community theater at its best for actor and audience alike!

SGP is a 501(c)3  non-profit corporation and a member of the

The Stained Glass Playhouse provides outstanding, intimate community theater at its best for actor and audience alike!

A proud member of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa accepted

(Season/flex ticket information and brochure)

Box office NOW open
Tuesday January 12th
We appologize for the technical delay.

The Piano Lesson

In honor of

Black History Month


 It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell.  He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick.  He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room.  She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery.  Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

Cast of charactors:

Doaker, mid 40’s  

Boy Willie, 30’s, brash and impulsive with a boyishness

Lymon, 29-30, Boy Willie’s partner, talks little, but is straightforward,

Bernice, widow, mid-30’s

Maretha , young 8-12 years; Avery, 38-40, honest and ambitious, always carries a Bible

Wining Boy