Nina Simone: Four Women Comes to Pillsbury House Theatre

UPDATE ON 5/4/20

When we scheduled Nina Simone: Four Women for April of our 2020 season, we had no idea what would be in store for the world. All we knew was that, after years of dreaming and planning, this powerful production was finally coming to the PHT Mainstage.
When we made the decision to postpone the production for the safety of our artists, patrons and staff, we initially hoped to reschedule it for later this summer. However, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to continue our postponement of the show through the end of the year. While we still have every intention of producing Nina Simone: Four Women, we’re going to wait until we can give this show the production it deserves. Stay tuned!
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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.

Regina Marie Williams as Nina Simone. Photo by Tom Wallace.


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

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


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