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Review: TheatreWorks' 'Fannie' celebrates a powerful voice for change

Original post made on Mar 17, 2023

"Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer" is all about voice -- honoring Fannie Lou Hamer's legacy as a voice for freedom, and showcasing the wonderful voice of Greta Oglesby, who brings Hamer to life on TheatreWorks' stage.

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Posted by LindaPA
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 17, 2023 at 9:30 pm

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I had the pleasure of seeing the play this week, and I was absolutely blown away. Great Oglesby is riveting, and Fannie Lou Hamer's story needs to be told and retold. We don't learn enough about her (or learn about her at all) in school, and we are all the poorer for that. Run to see this show before it closes!

Posted by Judith Schwartz
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 23, 2023 at 9:45 pm

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An excellent production on every level. Do not miss this. The most disturbing element is that we must continue to fight so many of the same battles today

Posted by reduce that footprint
a resident of Escondido School
on Apr 1, 2023 at 4:07 pm

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Outstanding performance, bringing memories from the sixties to life and giving much insight into her life and the early sixties and the Civil Rights movement! Greta Oglesby tells the story of Fannie Lou Hamer powerfully, everyone in the audience is moved! Thanks to all the Theatre Works folks who made this possible!

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