Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

About This Show

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, starring award-winning actor Greta Oglesby in the title role. Oglesby, who starred in last season’s critically acclaimed Gem of the Ocean, reunites with TheatreWorks artistic director Tim Bond, who will direct this stirring musical play about the famed civil rights activist. Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer traces Hamer’s inspiring gospel journey to justice, from sharecropper to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and becoming an outspoken voice for African American voting rights. Featuring songs including “This Little Light of Mine” and “We Shall Not Be Moved,” this rousing call to action written by Cheryl L. West (“Akeelah and the Bee,” “Before It Hits Home,” “Jar the Floor”) will ignite audiences to rise up and do their part to fight for what’s right.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: March 8, 2023 Opening Night: March 11, 2023 Final Performance: April 2, 2023

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