by Christina Ham
directed by Lydia Fort
January 30 – February 17, 2019
Octagon Stage | 90 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 13+
Through storytelling and song, this production celebrates how Nina Simone helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring powerful anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” Nina Simone: Four Women is a personal and provocative musical journey.
“Music can’t just be about the art, but it has to be an expression of the good, bad, and ugly in life.” – Excerpt from Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham
Nina Simone: Four Women is produced by special arrangement with Bruce Ostler, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net
Nina Simone: Four Women was commissioned by Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota. Richard Cook, Artistic Director, C. Michael-jon Pease, Executive Director and received its first public performance on March 8, 2016.