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April 26, 2019 8:00PM - June 9, 2019 7:30PM

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Date

May 29, 2019 7:30PM

Description

Written and Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Kreeger Theater
April 26 – June 9, 2019

The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining kings and queens. For centuries, the bold a cappella African American ensemble born on the campus of Fisk University has blended their rich voices together sharing a heritage of suffering, strength and endurance. “A known showman” with a “gift for stirring theatricality” (Washington Post), playwright and director Tazewell Thompson brings an innovative and heart-stirring score to life in this world premiere. With uplifting spirituals and hymns including “Wade in the Water,” “Ain’t That Good News,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” this a cappella musical with more than three dozen songs is sure to ignite audiences.

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