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Nina Simone: Four Women

April 26 - June 2, 2019

Bagley Wright Theater

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

Cast and Production



Shontina Vernon


Shaunyce Omar


Britney Nicole Simpson

Sweet Thing

Porscha Shaw


Scenic Designer

Jennifer Zeyl

Costume Designer

Melanie Burgess

Lighting Designer

Xavier Pierce

Sound Designer

Matt Starritt


Dani Tirrell

Projection Designer

L.B. Morse

Music Director/Composer

Stephen Michael Newby

Additional Casting

McCorkle Casting LTD

Seattle Casting

Kaytlin McIntyre

Stage Manager

Shellie Stone

Assistant Stage Manager

Adrienne Mendoza

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