1991: I Ain't Yo Uncle
Fall of 1991, Tour: ?
Spring of 1992, Tour: ?
Fall of 1992, Tour: ?
|Adapted by Robert Alexander from the stage version by George Aiken of Harriet Beecher
Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Story development by Joan Holden
Music & Lyrics by Elliot Humberto Kavee, Dred Scott, Dan Hart, Stephen C. Foster,
Richard Wagner & others
Directed by Daniel Chumley
I AIN'T YO UNCLE featured Andrea Snow, Greta Bart, Leith Burke, Edris Cooper,
Lonnie Ford, Jim Griffiths, Guy Totaro, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro & Paul F. Killam
and band members Dred Scott, Elliot Humberto Kavee & Dan Hart
View playbill, of Fall 1991
View playbill, Spring of 1992
View playbill, Fall of 1992
View playbill, Spring of 1993
View show photos - Spring 1993
Poster Design: Steven Lyons
In America's all-time biggest best-seller "Uncle Tom's Cabin", author Harriet Beecher Stowe foresaw that the country would pay a terrible price for slavery. In the saintly figure of long suffering Tom, Stowe depicted her hope that blacks could forgive; in the characters of the rebel, George Harris, and the wild child, Topsy, she projected her fear that they would never forget. Stowe wrote that to become full citizens, blacks would require compensation; playwright Robert Alexander reminds us that reparations have never been paid. I Ain't Yo Uncle opens with all the thrills and chills of Stowe's blood-curdling heart-rending melodrama, then fast forwards the characters, drawing a line of frustration and despair straight from slavery to the riot/rebellion of 1992, when a thousand people took to the streets.
Photographer: Neil Robert Miller
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