“Ain’t I A Woman!” A Chamber Music Theatrical Program – March 16

Sojourner TruthWhen: March 16, 2018 at 6 PM

Where: Bliss Hall

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of  four passionate and accomplished women.

Chamber Music Theatre is a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.

Actress Shayla Simmons portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

The event is free, but tickets are required. All seats are general admission. Tickets available at: http://www.ysu.edu/events/aint-i-woman-chamber-music-theatrical-program