Nina Simone: Four Women
by Christina Ham
directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

April 26 – June 2, 2019
Bagley Wright Theatre


When “The High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country’s agony. “Four Women” and Simone’s other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.

“Simmering and imperious”
–The Washington Post