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Occurs on Tuesday March 12 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Event Notes

× In celebration of Women's History Month, WP Presents and the WP Center for Diversity and Inclusion proudly present Core Ensemble's "Ain't I A Woman!" This chamber music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrates the lives and times of four significant African American women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervant civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. Text is by Kim Hines. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt sprituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age and concert music by African American composers including Diane Monroe. This 50-minute program is hosted by the Core Ensemble, with verbal introductions to vignettes from the lives of Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, and Fanny Lou Hamer. A question-and-answer period with the performers concludes the program.

General Admission Public $10, WP Faculty & Staff $5, Free admission for students with ID in person at Box Office. No additional discounts.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. There is an additional $5 charge PER TICKET if purchased at the box office on the evening of the show. This performance is being sold to full capacity. Please take your personal comfort level into consideration prior to purchasing tickets. There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office.

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