Early Bird Discounts Offered for Fannie Lou Hamer Opera!

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

Until March 4 only, WomenArts is offering Early Bird Discount Tickets to the East Coast premiere of Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, an opera by Mary D. Watkins about one of our most passionate civil rights leaders. Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the first African-Americans in Mississippi to register to vote in the 1960s. She stood her ground in the face of beatings, harassment, death threats, and imprisonment in order to secure voting rights for her people.

Presented by WomenArts and the Mount Holyoke College Music Department, the performances will be on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

For the next two weeks only, if you buy your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets, you can get $5 off on the Front Section or General Admission seats.

Front SectionNormally $20 Available for $15
General Admission
Normally $15Available for $10

Just type in the discount code Early Bird when you are placing your online order, and you will be able to see the discount prices.

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The Early Bird Offer expires on Wednesday, March 4, 2014 at midnight.
You can also buy Student or Senior tickets online for $10 each.
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A unique blend of classical, gospel, blues, and jazz styles, Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story brings to life one of the most turbulent periods in American history through the story of an inspiring female activist and leader. The opera explores Fannie Lou Hamer’s decision to fight for her rights, her challenges, her triumphs, and the impact of her activism on her husband and children.

Directed by Darryl V. Jones, the opera will feature Andrea Chinedu Nwoke as Fannie Lou Hamer, Philip Lima as Pap Hamer, and Miguel Angel Vasquez, Matt Chastain, Farah Darliette, Melynda Davis, Thandiwe Delgado-Kinyatti, Ernest Jackson, Robert King, Synthia Pullum, Aaron Reeder, Craig Simonetti, Robert Stahley, Matthew Stansfield, Mauri Tetreault, Maya Starr Ward, and the 60-piece Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ng Tian Hui.

Don’t miss this chance to get the best seats to the opera at these substantial discounts!
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Want To Bring A Group to this Opera?

If you are interested in bringing a group of ten or more people to this opera, please contact us for special group rates.

Opera Tickets Make Great Gifts!

If you are looking for a special gift for the music lover in your life or for anyone who is interested in African-American history, women’s history, or the civil rights movement, tickets to this opera would be a great choice! Buy Your Tickets Now!!

For more information about the opera, please click the links in the right margin of this page.

Special Thanks

Presenting this opera has been an ambitious three year project for WomenArts. These performances have been made possible by grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Northern Trust Charitable Giving Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the W & F Hewlett Foundation, the Sister Fund, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, the Southern Partners Fund’s Friendship Fund, as well as gifts from many generous individuals.