Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs “Four Women” to give voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred due to the different hues of their skin: Aunt Sarah, Sephronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches.
This play with music includes some of Nina Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Go Limp,” and “Young, Gifted, and Black” to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing.
Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came “Four Women” — along with Simone’s other activist anthems like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.”
Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Opening
Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. – Talkback
Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m. – Sold-Out
Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Talkback
Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m. – ASL Interpreted
Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Talkback
Saturday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Closing
*There is plenty of free parking available onsite*
A sneak peak of lead actress, Destiny Stone performing a Nina Simone classic “Mississippi Goddam.”