The life of famous jazz singer Nina Simone comes to life in Melbourne in Nina Simone: Liberian Days from the 7th to 18th of February 2018.
Performed by the fabulous Ruth Rogers-Wright who is performing as the star after delivering Nina Simone: Black Diva Power which sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016, has returned with this new show. The play centres around Nina´s three years in the African state of Liberia, where she headed to in 1974.
“Nina Simone: Liberian Days is a story of acceptance and freedom. Nina, for the first time in her life, was not a minority. She was free. I wanted to express the effects of freedom on a person and their music,“ says Playwright Neil Cole.
The play centres on the freedom that Nina felt in Liberia. Embracing life in all it´s aspects, like the music, beaches, men and sunsets, her life there was one of complete freedom after witnessing the dream of equal rights collapse for African American in the US. Liberia enabled Nina to relish life where she was part of a society, and surrounded by people of her own race.
Giving the compelling life story of Nina with an amazing performance by well known performer, Ruth Rogers-Wright, the famous jazz singer and civil rights advocate Nina Simone comes to life in one mesmerising and ferocious show - this is one show not to be missed!
Dates: 7 - 18 February
Location: Chapel off Chapel (12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran)
Times: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 8pm, Sundays: 6.30pm
Cost: $38 - Full, $35 - Concession, $20 - Group 10+