Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America’s most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham’s provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone’s song “Four Women” as the framework to explore the songstress’ shift from artist to artist-activist. Timothy Douglas returns to Arena Stage to direct this “gorgeous and moving testimonial” (Star Tribune). Nina Simone: Four Women runs November 10-December 24, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater.
Joining the previously announced Harriett D. Foy (Broadway’s Amelie and Mamma Mia, Arena’s The Women of Brewster Place) as Nina Simone, the cast includes D.C.-area’s Felicia Curry (Arena’s Disgraced) as Sweet Thing and Theresa Cunningham (Round House Theatre’s Caroline or Change) as Aunt Sarah, with Toni Martin(Broadway’s Airline Highway) as Sephronia. Darius Smith (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam) will play Nina’s younger brother Sam Waymon.
Connect with our shows beyond the performance at a post-show conversation with artists and staff—December 6, December 12, December 13 and December 19 following the noon performance; November 28 following the 7:30 p.m. performance; and December 21 following the 8:00 p.m. performance.
Nina Simone: Four Women
By Christina Ham
Directed by Timothy Douglas
In the Kreeger Theater | November 10-December 24, 2017
TICKETS: Tickets for Nina Simone: Four Women are $40-90, subject to change and based on availability, plus applicable fees. For information on savings programs such as pay-your-age tickets, student discounts, Southwest Nights and hero’s discounts, visit arenastage.org/shows-tickets/
Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Weekday matinees at noon on Wednesday, 12/6, Tuesday, 12/12, Wednesday 12/13 and Tuesday 12/19