April Matthis has earned a place on the list of most acclaimed artists from Texarkana.
Born and raised on the Texas side, she has honed her craft as an actor for more than two decades. It paid off with two Obie Awards for her off-Broadway work, and now she is making her Broadway debut.
Matthis plays Grace in “The Piano Lesson,” August Wilson’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. She is part of an A-list cast that includes Danielle Brooks, John David Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
She and Karl talked about her memories of Texarkana, her path to success, her part in the play and more.
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