Goodman Theatre brings live theater to the parks, with timely tale of Fannie Lou Hamer

The Goodman is partnering with the League of Women Voters to register voters on-site as “Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It!” moves from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Talk to longtime leading lady E. Faye Butler about playing civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer on the stage and the line between artist and character sometimes seems to mist. Like the late Hamer, Butler has some forthright feedback for people who don’t vote.

“If you choose not to vote, you choose not to have a voice, and in that case, I don’t want to hear your voice. You gave up your right to be in the conversation,” the powerhouse alto and multi-award-winning actor said.

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