Live @ Five

Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!

Friday, September 11 at 5pm CDT

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Join us for a special Live @ Five celebrating the launch of Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! Playwright Cheryl L. West joins director Henry Godinez and star E. Faye Butler for a conversation about producing this socially-distanced production in select Chicago parks this fall. Together they'll discuss the importance of live theater and how Fannie Lou Hamer's story can inspire communities today.  


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    Watch this insider conversation between Tony Award winner and Goodman Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman and Artistic Director Robert Falls as they discuss her career as a director and adapter and her acclaimed Goodman productions, including The Music ManCandide and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

    Special guests include Zimmerman’s frequent collaborators actor Lisa Tejero and costume designer Mara Blumenfeld.


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