Nina Simone: Four Women


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.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$55 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/10/2017 - 12/24/2017
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Important Dates


  • 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 12/09/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 12/13/2017 - 7:30pm
  • 12/14/2017 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Theresa Cunningham Sarah
Felicia Curry Sweet Thing
Harriett D Foy Nina Simone
Toni Martin Sephronia
Darius Smith Sam Waymon
Production Personnel
Christina Ham
Timothy Douglas
Costume Designer
Kara Harmon
Set Designer
Timothy Mackabee
Sound Designer
Matthew M Nielson
Dane Figueroa Edidi
Musical Director
Darius Smith
Lighting Designer
Michael Gilliam


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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