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This show closed on June 9, 2019

About Jubilee

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

Open-captioned performances:

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

Run Time

2hr 30min (incl. intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater

1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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