“Exceptional writing…Alexander manages to weave his characters together in a way that will simply astound you.”
Amsterdam News
“Alexander’s dialogue is rhythmic and often lyrical, his characters rounded…a fine play, with some echoes of August Wilson.”
“Birthright shows great promise from Alexander.”
Theatre Source
“Birthright is a startlingly realistic story.”


The Reverend Etienne Thomas is a saint in the eyes of the community; privately he is a man imprisoned by his past. But when confronted with all that he has sought to escape, the carefully woven threads of his life begin to unravel with devastating consequences.

Production Info:  Cast of 3 women and 3 men (all African American), box set, runtime approximately 125 minutes with a ten minute intermission.

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Production photos by Helen Simmons Collen