When I liberate myself, I liberate you!
After a lifetime of agitating for civil rights on the highest platforms in our land, the incredible Fannie Lou Hamer is coming to a neighborhood near you to share her passion for justice – and maybe pass on a spark of her flame.
Know Theatre presents a traveling production that recreates Fannie’s famous civil-rights rallies. Fannie is bringing her pickup truck and her Music Man to a parking lot near you to share her journey from sharecropper to activist, sing her favorite old-school spirituals with you, and empower you to be the fearless firebrand she knows you can be.
The Know is partnering with The Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative to conduct voter registration drives at every pay-what-you-can performance.
All patrons will be asked to wear masks, and maintain a distance of at least six feet from those outside their party as often as possible.
10 words: To Hope is to Vote.
Run Time: About 45 minutes.
If you’re unable to join us in person, we’re offering a livestream performance on Saturday October 3 at 6:30pm.
Director: Derek Snow
Scenic Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Design & Scenic Art: Kayla Williams
Stage Manager: Meghan Winter
Technical Director: Henry Bateman
Associate Technical Director: Nick Koehlke
Transportation Captain: Brandon Johnston
Properties Artisan: Kara Eble Trusty
Arrangements by: Felton Offard
Original Director: Henry Godinez
Originally commissioned and developed by
Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre
Elizabeth Leigh Taylor as Fannie
Nathan Singer as the Music Man
FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT! is produced by special arrangement with BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net
Guest Artist Sponsor
Judge (Ret.) Mark P. Painter
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. US Bank Foundation
Additional Community Support
The Rodenberg Family Foundation
Drew Gores & George Warrington
Mary Rita Dominic & Buddy Goose
First Financial Bank
Kennedy Heights Community Council
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Dave Levy & Jennifer Verkamp
|Wednesday, September 23||6:30pm||Know Theatre, North Lot||21 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202|
|Thursday, September 24||6:30pm||The Carnegie||1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011|
|Friday, September 25||6:30pm||The Fitton Center||101 S Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011|
|Saturday, September 26||3:30pm||Wyoming Fine Arts Center||322 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215|
|Saturday, September 26||6:30pm||Price Hill Will||3301 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45205|
|Sunday, September 27||3:30pm||Westwood Public Library||3345 Epworth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211|
|Sunday, September 27||6:30pm||Museum Center||1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203|
|Wednesday, September 30||6:30pm||The Bonbonerie||2030 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208|
|Thursday, October 1||6:30pm||Findlay Market Beer Garden||1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202|
|Friday, October 2||6:30pm||Fountain Square||520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202|
|Saturday, October 3||3:30pm||Artsville – Madisonville||5021 Whetsel Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45227|
|Saturday, October 3||6:30pm||Madison Lot – East Walnut Hills||1523 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206|
|Sunday, October 4||3:30pm||Kennedy Heights Arts Center||6546 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213|
|Sunday, October 4||6:30pm||Five Points Alley – Walnut Hills||2425 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206|