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  1. Thank you for sharing the SUFFRAGIST creative team panel discussion with us! The fight for social justice is never over. The League of Women Voters…you are my Sheroes! Please come to see: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, starring E. Faye Butler

    I would like to invite you to the preview of: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, starring E. Faye Butler

    Please confirm at your earliest convenience if you are interested in July 2. I can offer you 1 -2 tickets per party. Please send name, title/role, email, and # of tickets for each order.

    Please confirm 1 or 2 tickets and your 1st and 2nd choice date. WE are using COVID-19 Protocol of social distance seating and all audience members must show either: 1) fully vaccinated card, COVID-19 negative test taken within 72 hours of the performance or 3) COVID-19 antibody test taken within 6 hours of the performance.

    OSF roars back to life with Cheryl L. West’s Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, starring E. Faye Butler
    Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes, no intermission

    This electrifying, immersive call to action is inspired by the life of famed civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer—whose grit, humor, and courage in the face of fire remind us that there’s hope in tomorrow and we all have a stake in our country.

    Featuring Chicago’s “utterly unstoppable” E. Faye Butler, this passionate, song-filled rallying cry—part spiritual revival, part political call to action—defines what it means to be a true revolutionary. In a role written for her by Cheryl L. West, Butler “really is an ideal vessel for Hamer’s words: She is as unstinting and forceful as the material and its demands, but there is always a warm inclusivity to her acting, flowing easily in the sections of the piece where Hamer notes that racial inequity and oppression harms everyone.” (Chicago Tribune review)

    “Fannie is a perfect show for us to reconvene in person. This music-filled play about a towering figure in the fight for civil rights is an inspiring call to action to continue Hamer’s work.

    “With virtuosic singing, dynamic acting, and a rousing live score, Fannie is what we have been missing in the absence of live theatre. We are tremendously moved to have artists back onstage in the Elizabethan, performing work that speaks to the moment, and for our local communities and travelers to Ashland to join us in this joy.”

    —Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director

    Starting September 1, OSF’s own Greta Oglesby will take on the role of Fannie through the end of the run.

    Dates: July 1 – October 9, 2021, Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m.
    (plus 2 Wednesday shows in early July)

    View PDF calendar

    Location: Allen Elizabethan Theatre

    Run time: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission


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