We have been invited by John Keegan, the Chair of the Seattle Repertory’s Board of Trustees, to attend an upcoming Seattle Repertory Theatre play at a discount.
“This play is staged amidst the rubble that remained in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham AL after nineteen sticks of dynamite exploded on September 16, 1963. When ‘The High Priestess of Soul’ Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in that church, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country’s agony. ‘Four Women’ and Simone’s other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.”