Performing artist Doc Waller to appear this week in “Throw Pitchfork” at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum

AUBURN – Performing artist Doc Waller will make two appearances this week in Alexander Thomas’s one-man play, “Throw Pitchfork.” The performances are on Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

Waller portrays an overworked, alcoholic African-American father who passes on a legacy of self-hate and anger to his four sons, James, Wesley, Cleve and the youngest, Alex. The brothers are seen through the eyes of Alex, who had a pitchfork thrown at him by his father during a drunken rage.

Playwright Thomas mined the history of his own family to create this thought-provoking play. Described as a dramedy and written for one energetic actor, “Throw Pitchfork” is said to explore serious terrain with much comedy.

Waller, who has performed with the Interborough Rep Theatre in New York City, is also a drummer, dancer, storyteller and stage actor.

There is no charge for the performances. Call (334) 844-3085 for reservations.

Contact: Scott Bishop, (334) 844-1484, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)