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Know Theatre’s new traveling show will offer on-site voter registration

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The Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s latest performance will be making its way across the Queen City in the back of a pickup truck.

After opening the season digitally, “Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It” will be an outdoor, in-person theatrical experience that will visit parking lots in Price Hill, Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Covington and more around the Greater Cincinnati area.

In the spirit of the show and Hamer’s activism, the Know is partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative to host voter registration drives at every performance.

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Performances will take place Sept. 23 through Oct. 3. 

“Fannie Lou Hamer, the midcentury activist for voting, civil and women’s rights, comes to life in ‘Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!,’ a traveling production that recreates Fannie’s famous civil-rights rallies,” according to a press release.

In the back of pickup truck, guests will hear Hamer’s journey from sharecropper to activist and listen to some of her favorite old-school spirituals. 

This will be a pay-what-you-can production. Advance tickets will be available for reservation for various donation levels at knowtheatre.com and donations will be accepted in cash or via PayPal or Venmo for those who walk up to the show.

All guests are asked to wear masks and respect social distancing requirements. There will be one live-stream of the performance, but the date has not yet been announced.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Know Theatre’s new traveling show will offer on-site voter registration

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