Written & performed by Alexander Thomas
Willie Thomas, an overworked, alcoholic, African-American father, passes on a legacy of self-hate and anger to his four sons: Sammy, Jesse, Cleve, and the youngest, Alex. Each finds his own way to digest this legacy -- Sammy through hard drugs, Jes through petty crime, Cleve through education and the arts. The older brothers are seen through the eyes of young Alex, who had a pitchfork thrown at him by his father during a drunken rage. He desperately searches for self-definition as he attempts both to emulate and separate himself from his brothers and father. His search crystallizes when his father's true story is revealed -- as a child, Willie suffered a cruel injustice at the hands of a racist Alabama penal system, which virtually robbed Willie of his childhood. Throw Pitchfork explores serious terrain with much comedy.