Oct 15 - Nov 14, 2021 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission

Inspired by the life of famed civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and performed and sung by Chicago’s E. Faye Butler, this passionate rally cry defines what it means to be a true revolutionary.

Fannie Lou Hamer, the 1960s civil rights activist whose courage, humor and grit reminds us that there's courage in the face of fire, hope in tomorrow and that we all have a stake in our country. Replete with music and spirituality, this electric, immersive call to action defines what it means to be a true revolutionary. A Goodman commission, Ms. West's play appeared in the 2019 New Stages Festival, and in abridged form, Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, in Chicago parks in fall 2020.

A Goodman Co-Commission with Seattle Repertory Theatre

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Artists
  • Cheryl L. West

    Cheryl L. West Playwright

  • Henry Godinez

    Henry Godinez Director

  • E. Faye Butler

    E. Faye Butler Fannie Lou Hamer

  • Felton Offard

    Felton Offard Music Director

  • Kaitlin Kitzmiller

    Kaitlin Kitzmiller Stage Manager

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Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

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Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, November 7
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance


American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, November 13 at 2pm


Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, November 14 at 2pm

*Touch Tours for the 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

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