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Fannie: the Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
February 24 : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until March 3, 2021
February 20-March 3 | Previews February 16, 17, 19
Rolling World Premiere in Association with Goodman Theatre and Seattle Rep
By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Henry Godinez
Music Direction and Arrangements by Felton Offard
Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have you head nodding and hand clapping from start to finish. Written by award-winning playwright Cheryl L. West and portrayed by powerhouse performer E. Faye Butler, Fannie tells the story of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.
Audiences are advised that this show faithfully depicts the life of Fannie Lou Hamer including themes of racial and gender prejudice, physical and sexual violence, and charged historical imagery. Recommended for Ages 14+