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Nina Simone: Four Women

Now Playing: 9/25 - 10/21

Playing 9/25 - 10/21 at Southwest Arts Center

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September 16, 1963. The day after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama led Nina Simone to shift her career from artist to artist-activist as she believed, “An artist’s responsibility is to reflect the times.” Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs “Four Women” to give voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred due to the different hues of their skin: Aunt Sarah, Sephronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches.

This play with music includes some of Nina Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Go Limp,” and “Young, Gifted, and Black” to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing.

*Contains adult language. If you have questions about content please call 404-532-1901

 


RELATED EVENTS

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm | Wednesday Windown

At Wednesday evening shows, our patrons can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine* while building community with other theatre-goers. *To receive a complimentary glass of wine, patrons must be 21+ and present a valid state-issued ID as proof.

Sept 8th at 12pm | Community Conversation: Women Leading the Way: Powerful Stories of Great Women

These conversations are the springboard for the themes and issues presented in the plays we produce. Hosted by Associate Artistic Director, Jamil Jude, the conversations bring subject matter experts and the community together for 90 minutes of sharing and learning.

September 25 | Giwayen Mata 

Giwayen Mata will join us for a special pre-show event at 7 PM! Arrive early to be inspired by the all sistah dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble.

September 26 | Pre-Show Jazz Set

Before the production, Singer/Songwriter Brenda Nicole Moorer will set the mood by singing some of your favorite jazz songs, as well as some original works from her album “Brand New Heart.”

Oct 13th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm | Interpreted Shows for Hearing Impaired

We offer interpreted signed shows for the hearing impaired at each of these performances. For additional info please call 404-532-1901 ext 208. 

Oct 7th at 2:30pm Cast Talk Back

Join us post-show for a moderated conversation with the artists to learn more about the work and hear some unexpected stories behind its creation.

Oct 10th at 6:00pm Deep Dive

Learn more about the play with a deeper look into the artistic process.

 

 

  1. Show logo/thumbnail.Christina Ham
    Writer
  2. Show logo/thumbnail.Michele Shay
    Director
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    Jordan Frazier
    Cast
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    Adrienne Reynolds
    Cast
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    Regina Marie Williams
    Cast
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    Wendy Fox Williams
    Cast

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Michele Shay

Production/Stage Manager: Lisa L. Watson

Assistant Stage Manager: Ariel Young

Assistant Director: Danyé Brown

Musical Director: Christian Magby

Set Designer: Kat Conley

Costume Designer: Fontella Boone

Lighting Designer: Mary Parker

Sound Designer: Bobby Johnson

Wig Stylist: Day Byrd

Choreographer: Dawn Axam

Arranger: Dwight Andrews

Arranger: Darius Smith

Technical Director: Michael David Young, McCordco Scenic

Technical Director: Colin McCord, McCordco Scenic

Master Electrician: André Allen, Blacklight Productions

Wardrobe: Jarrod Barnes

Props: Elise Bennett

Intern- Dramaturgy Packet: Dayandra De Miranda-Leao

Intern – Dramaturgy Packet: Lauren Covington

 

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Venue Information

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Rd Atlanta, GA 30331

Accessibility

All of our partner venues are Handicap Accessible but please notify the box office in advance when purchasing your tickets so seating arrangements can be made. For patrons with impaired hearing, listening devices are available free of charge. Please see the House Manager upon arrival of your performance for details and further instructions..

No Late Seating

No late seating is permitted for performances. If a patron arrives after the start of the show they will not be permitted to take their seats until intermission. No refunds or exchanges will be granted to for patrons arriving after show time.