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 performance with more than three dozen songs is sure to ignite audiences.
Audio-described performance: Saturday, 5/18 at 2pm
Thursday, 5/23 at 8pm
Wednesday, 5/29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, 6/1 at 2pm
Closed-captioning offered for every performance from Friday, 5/3 at 8pm onwards.
Audience talk-back sessions with the cast will take place immediately after the following performances:
Wednesday, 5/15 at 12pm
Thursday, 5/16 at 8pm
Wednesday, 5/22 at 12pm
Tuesday, 5/28 at 12pm and 7:30pm
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)