SWEET MAMA STRINGBEAN
Written by Beth Turner
Directed by Evelyn D. Tyler
October 20 – 24, 2021
Charles Winter Wood Theatre – Edmonds Stage
In 1957, an elderly Ethel Waters — overweight, ill, and broke from a waning performance career, flashback to an earlier time in her life when a dream about her childhood sparks a spiritual awaking and opens her to a future with Billy Graham. The musical legacy of Waters is celebrated in this retrospective, featuring “Am I Blue, ” “Heatwave,” “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and other hits.
Suggested audience: Age 13+
Wednesday & Thursday | 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 Adults; $8 Senior Citizens, FAMU Employees, Students/Children;
FAMU Students Free with ID.
Friday | 8 p.m.
Saturday | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday | 3 p.m.
Admission: $20 Adults; $18 Senior Citizens & FAMU Employees; $8 Students/Children; FAMU Students Free with ID
FAMU vs. MSSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
October 23, 2021
FAMU vs. GRAMBLING (HOMECOMING 2021)
October 30, 2021
Hotel: Hyatt House
1100 Railroad Avenue
Rate: One Bedroom Kitchen
Booking Link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/FHC
Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Tallahassee Capitol – University
Group Name: FAMU HOMECOMING
Arrival Date: 29-Oct-2021
Departure Date: 31-Oct-2021
FAMU vs. ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF
November 13, 2021
FAMU vs. BETHUNE-COOKMAN
November 20, 2021
PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
Friday, December 3, 2021
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONVOCATION
Friday, January 14, 2022
10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
*Note: All Classes are suspended from 10:10 a.m. until 12:10 p.m.
LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL
Written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Directed by Valencia E. Matthews
January 22 – 23, 2022
Ronald O. Davis Acting Studio (Seating Is Limited)
As the fight for social equality escalates protest and tension, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is as relevant today as it was nearly 60 years ago. Written from his prison cell in 1963 to challenge social inequities of racial segregation, King explains the cause and effect of civil rights protests. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” breathes life through a compilation of multimedia and onstage voices.
Suggested audience: Age 8+
Saturday | 2 p.m.
Sunday | 3 p.m.
$5 General Admission
Please stay after the Saturday 2 p.m. performance for the discussion
“Birmingham Jail Letter Still Resonates”