Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

I Aint Yo Uncle - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

I Aint Yo Uncle

Robert Alexander

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9790871296473

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author
: Acting Edition

Licensing Rights for this title are not available through Samuel French.


Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

This play takes Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel and spins it on its ear. Old stereotypes get to meet their creator, as Uncle Tom, Topsy and Eliza put Harriet Beecher Stowe on trial for not only perpetuating negative stereotypes but also for failing to "get their story right." In this play these same stereotypes reinvent themselves, while the story gets updated from their own Afrocentric perspective in such a way that it not only retains the story's original power, but also draws sharp parallels on matters of race between yesterday and today. If Uncle Tom's Cabin was the novel that helped start the Civil War, I Ain't Yo' Uncle reminds us that the war for equality in America still continues. Unit set.


5m, 4f

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander is the author of 29 plays, including Servant of the People, I Ain't Yo' Uncle, A Preface to the Alien Garden, and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars. His plays have been produced by Trinity Rep, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Actors ... view full profile

Other Robert Alexander titles:

Now Playing

You May Also Like

See all