EDUCATION MATINEE – Nina Simone: Four Women

Nina Simone: Four Women  |  Feb 15, 21, 22

By Christina Ham; Directed by Faye M. Price

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12

The Setting: 1962 America

Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: The Civil Rights Movement in the USA, The 16th Street Church Bombing, Vocal Music, Nina Simone, Jazz, Blues, Racially Motivated Violence, Current Issues of Race Relations in the USA

The Story: Born in the Jim Crow South, Nina Simone became one of the most vocal musicians of the Civil Rights Movement with her signature combination of classical jazz and social awareness. Set in the 16th Street Church in Birmingham in the immediate aftermath of the bombing in 1963 which killed 4 young girls, we meet Simone as she reaches her decision to start exposing the violence and pain of the Black American struggle for Civil Rights with her music. Regina Marie Williams stars as the troubled and influential singer-songwriter who broke barriers and rules while Jamila Anderson, Aimee K. Bryant and Traci Allen Shannon star as three of the four women Simone describes in her ground-breaking song. Local musical treasure Sanford Moore accompanies these performers as they bring Nina and her journey to life. Your social studies and music students will witness the power of music to tell the human story as Simone the musician and activist come vividly to life in this deeply moving musical play.

Student Tickets: $15

Chaperone Tickets: One free for every 20 students (Additional chaperones $15)

Location: 2 hours 20 Minutes (Including Intermission)

Location: Park Square’s Andy Boss Thrust Stage

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Phone: 651.291.9196

Student Matinee Ticket Pricing

Student Tickets: $15
Chaperone Tickets: One free for every 20 students (Additional chaperones $15)

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Make your reservation here »

Please contact Quinn Shadko
Phone: 651.291.9196

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Park Square Theatre Study Guides are created for teachers by teachers to introduce students to the world of the play.

The guides contain a plot summary, character information, and activities and articles that help establish the historical, literary and cultural context of the play. Study Guides are designed to be classroom-ready, allowing educators to duplicate materials for easy distribution to students.

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produced with special support from:

Caroline Amplatz



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