Nina Simone: Four Women | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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Nina Simone:
Four Women

by Christina Ham

directed by Lydia Fort

January 30 – February 17, 2019
Octagon Stage | 1 hour, 45 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 13+

Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of Simone’s most powerful songs, “Four Women,” to explore four stereotypes of Black womanhood: Aunt Sarah, Sephronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches. In the play, the characters take a personal and provocative musical journey that leads them down a path of discovery and healing with songs such as “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” “Old Jim Crow,” “Mississippi Goddam,” “Go Limp,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.”

“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.

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