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Requiem for Frankie Silver – World Premiere
November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20 – $110
World Premiere – Requiem for Frankie Silver is a new musical dramatization of the tragic, true story of Frances Stewart Silver (1815-33) and a long overdue memorial to her death 189 years ago. Performed by 110 professional musicians on the Benson Great Hall concert stage at Bethel University, it incorporates ballad, folksong, traditional hymns, opera and a choral requiem mass in a unique fusion that you will not soon forget. The performance tells the tragic tale of a poor, abused, uneducated eighteen-year-old mountain girl, who was the first woman ever hanged by the state of North Carolina, for killing her drunken husband. Abused by her husband, abandoned by her family, shunned by the community and failed by the criminal justice system, Requiem for Frankie Silver powerfully demonstrates truths about the heartless suppression of women in America.
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