Nina Simone: Four Women

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Nina Simone: Four Women

By Christina Ham

Directed by Timothy Douglas

In the Kreeger Theater | November 10-December 24, 2017

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.” Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice—and how the “High Priestess of Soul” defined the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.