UPDATE ON 5/4/20
Regina Marie Williams to Star as Nina Simone in Christina M. Ham’s Powerful Play with Music
This summer, Pillsbury House Theatre will produce Christina M. Ham’s play with music, Nina Simone: Four Women, featuring Regina Marie Williams as Simone.
In this powerful play inspired by Nina Simone’s song “Four Women,” Simone and three other women find themselves in the rubble-filled 16th Street Baptist Church on the day of the 1963 bombing, in which four young girls were killed. As riots erupt outside, the women must come to terms with the tragedy and with each other if they are to move forward. Featuring Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems, Nina Simone: Four Women is a timely and electrifying testament to the radical and healing power of art.
“There’s a timelessness to this play. The issues it tackles—art as activism, race and racism in America, questions of sisterhood—are just as relevant today as they were in 1963 when Nina Simone sat down at her piano and wrote ‘Mississipi Goddam,’ her first civil rights anthem. Not only is the play timeless, but there’s an urgency to its message. America needs to hear this story right now.”
– Faye M. Price, Co-Artistic Producing Director, Pillsbury House Theatre
NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
By Christina M. Ham
Directed by Faye M. Price
Starring Regina Marie Williams as Nina Simone
Also Starring Aimee K. Bryant, Erin Nicole Farsté & Thomasina Petrus
POSTPONED: DATES TBA