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Jubilee


April 26 — June 2, 2019

Written and Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Vocal Arrangements and Music Direction by Dianne Adams McDowell

Kreeger Theater

The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining kings and queens. For centuries, the bold a capella 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 capella musical with more than three dozen songs is sure to ignite audiences.

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TAZEWELL THOMPSON (Playwright/Director) is an international theater and opera director, award winning playwright, teacher and actor. He has directing credits in major opera houses and theaters across Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada and the USA. Jubilee represents Tazewell’s 20th production for Arena Stage. His play Constant Star has had 16 productions in major national theaters and his play Mary T. & Lizzy K., commissioned by and produced at Arena Stage, is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. His production of Porgy & Bess, broadcast live from Lincoln Center, received Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Classical Production. He is currently writing the libretto for a newly commissioned opera with composer Jeanine Tesori for Glimmerglass Festival to premiere summer 2019.

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