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I Ain\'t Yo\' Uncle: The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom\'s Cabin
I Ain't Yo' Uncle: The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin
By Robert Alexander.

Cast: 5m., 4w. (multiracial cast. One or two extras optional.) 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.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  I54
Cast Size:  9
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  62
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Literary Classic
ISBN (10): 0871296470
Biographies
Robert Alexander is the author of 29 plays including Servant of the People (a play about the rise and fall of Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party) and the widely seen I Ain't Yo' Uncle: The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin and Secrets in the Sands, the latter two originally written for the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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