Fannie Lou Hamer, artwork

October 15 - 18, 2020

Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!

Adapted by Cheryl L. West from her play FANNIE

Directed by Marshall Jones, III

Arrangements and musical direction by Felton Offard

Originally directed at the Goodman by Henry Godinez

Join us for an outdoor performance of the one-woman show, Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! Part battle cry, part spiritual, this is a timely and poignant play that brings to life civil rights activist Fannie Lou as she leads a rally to fight for voting and racial equality. Her call to action was one that resonated with Americans in the sixties and is equally powerful today.


Dates & Times

Playing October 15 - 18, 2020

Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m.* and 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m.*


* There will be a Q&A following the matinee performances on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18.


Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! is 60 minutes without intermission.



Performances will be held at the outdoor tent, next to the Carriage House, on the grounds of the Liberty Hall Museum.


The Tent at Liberty Hall


Directions to Liberty Hall




Read our health and safety guidelines before you purchase!

Temperature Check

Upon arrival to the venue, all patrons will be required to have their temperatures checked in their vehicles and will be asked a series of COVID-19 related questions prior to being allowed to park and enter the venue. If anyone in the vehicle has a temperature of over 100.4 or answers “yes” to any questions on the COVID-19 survey no one in the vehicle is permitted to attend the performance. Refunds or credit to a future performance will be offered.



Face coverings or masks must be worn by all audience members at all times while at the venue.



Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the grounds of the Museum. All seating will be sanitized between performances by Event Staff.


Contact Info

For contact tracing purposes in case there is a coronavirus outbreak on campus, all ticket holders will be required to fill out the Required Guest(s) Contact Form to submit email, mailing address and phone numbers of all ticket holders in their party.


Ticket holders who do not submit contact tracing information will not be admitted to the performance. Following your purchase, we will send you an email with information on how to submit ticket holders' information.


Patrons traveling from a state on this list 14 days prior to a performance will not be permitted entry. Please review the travel advisory.


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All tickets are $20. Tickets will not be available for sale at the door on the day of the performance.



Tickets are General Admission but patrons are required to sit in assigned seats. All seating will be arranged according to social distancing restrictions. Groups that purchased tickets together or arrived in one vehicle will be seated together. All seating will be sanitized between performances by Event Staff.



Print before you come! Follow the links below to print a physical copy of our playbill. Or download the digital version of the playbill, meant to be read on a tablet or phone. Please note that playbills will not be handed out at the performance.


Playbill for print (PDF)


Playbill to read on screen (PDF)


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Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! was originally commissioned and developed by The Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. The play is produced by special arrangement with BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. For more info, visit