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Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

January 14 - February 13, 2022

Bagley Wright Theater

Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have your head nodding and hands clapping from start to finish.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer tells the impassioned story of American civil rights activist and hero, Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.

Fannie Lou Hamer takes us to church… The indomitable E. Faye Butler dazzles in the titular role

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Pay What You Choose

Seattle Rep is committed to broadening our reach and deepening our impact throughout our community. As part of this commitment, Seattle Rep will be offering a limited number of Pay What You Choose tickets for each of our 2021/22 productions, beginning with Fannie.

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Cheryl L. West


Henry Godinez


Felton Offard

Music Director/Arranger

Collette Pollard

Scenic Designer

Michael Alan Stein

Costume Designer

Jason Lynch

Lighting Designer

Victoria Deiorio

Sound Designer

Rasean Davonte Johnson

Projection Designer

Mr. Bernard

Wig Designer

Ruth Eitemiller

Stage Manager

Christine Sumption


Cast & Production


E. Faye Butler


Shaunyce Omar

Fannie Understudy


Quy Ton

Assistant Stage Manager

Anna Vraney

Production Assistant


Charles McLaurin, Ms. Hamer's Campaign Manager and Friend

Victor McTeer, Civil Rights Attorney

Wisconsin Historical Society

Family of Fannie Lou Hamer

Joe Harris Jr.

Photo of Fannie Lou Hamer. Courtesy of Ken Thompson/General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.