Nina Simone: Four Women
Feb 7 – 26, 2017
By Christina Ham; Directed by Faye M. Price
World Premiere Commission
Play with Music on the ANDY BOSS THRUST STAGE
Back by popular demand – now with added music! Nina Simone’s velvet voice was unafraid to sing lyrics that cut right to the truth. In this powerful play with music, Simone writes the impassioned civil rights anthem “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, where she meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing their truth and rise triumphant with classics like “Sinner Man” and “Young, Gifted and Black.” Don’t miss these stellar performances by some of the Twin Cities’ best talent!
FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT:
“In her music, Nina Simone exorcised life’s demons. Her songwriting infuses the narrative I’m writing through the themes that were of utmost concern to her: colorism, the archetypes of the black woman throughout history, how she lived out the dreams that others had for her…and most importantly… how she had to learn to live her life on her terms.” –Christina Ham
WHY GO? “Every generation has to discover Nina Simone. She is evidence that female genius is real.” –Germaine Greer
WHO SHOULD YOU BRING? The people who help you stand up, be counted, and sing your truth.
Faye M. Price – Director
Sanford Moore – Musical Director
Lance Brockman – Set Designer
Trevor D. Bowen – Costume Designer
Jacob Davis – Sound Designer
Mike Wangen – Light Designer
Sadie Ward – Properties Designer
Christina Ham – Playwright
Patricia Brown – Dance Choreographer
Elizabeth MacNally – Stage Manager
Jaya Robillard – Assistant Stage Manager
* member, Actors Equity Association
* C valid for evening performance
B: Bargain Preview 99¢ – $7.99 BARGAIN PREVIEWS SOLD OUT
D: Post-show Discussion
O: Opening Night
C: Open Captioning
SPECIAL EVENTS & OFFERS:
Wednesday, Feb 8 & Sunday Feb 26: Post-show Q & A with the cast: Discussion with cast members after the performance – your chance to ask questions! Moderators: Jacqueline Berry (Feb 8), 3Mgives K-12 Education Strategy and Communications; Seena Hodges (Feb 8 & 26), Senior Director of Marketing and Development, Theater Latté Da
Sunday, Feb 19: Musings with Artistic Programming Associate Jamil Jude. After the show, share your thoughts with fellow audience members.
Theatre Fan Night Out: Four Tickets for $99
A perfect show to share and discuss! Use code FAN when ordering.
Valid for these performances: Wed, Feb 8 at 7:30 (preview); Thurs, Feb 16 at 7:30;
Fri, Feb 17 at 7:30; Sat, Feb 18 at 2:00
Seniors 62+ Save $5; Military Members Save $10
College Students with current ID $15 (standard seating) use code COL
Age 30 or Under $21 (standard seating) use code 30U
Above offers not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts.
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