Actress Shayla Simmons
Start: March 22, 2017 7:30 p.m.
End: March 22, 2017 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Robert Willey / Bobby Steele
765-285-5537 / 765-285-1344
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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.

The performance utilizes a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Shayla Simmons portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally to Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, and the British Virgin Islands. Learn more about the Core Ensemble.

Free and open to the public.