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VIDEO: Watch The Cast of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN In Rehearsals At Arena Stage!

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN runs through December 21 at Arena Stage. FOUR WOMEN has a book by Christina Ham, and is directed by Timothy Douglas. Watch the cast and director Douglas in rehearsals in this video!

Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came "Four Women" - along with Simone's other activist anthems like "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow" and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice - and how the "High Priestess of Soul" helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

The cast stars Harriet D. Foy as Nina Simone, Theresa Cunningham as Sarah, Toni L. Martin as Sephronia, Felicia Curry as Sweet Thing/Dance Captain, and Darius Smith as Sam.

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN has musical direction and music and vocal arrangements by Darius Smith, choreography by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, set design by Timothy Mackabee, costume design by Kara Harmon, lighting design by Michael Gilliam, and sound design by Matthew M. Nielson.

For more information about the production click here!

Photo: Arena Stage

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