Fragile Explosion: Nina Simone | Howland Cultural Center | Theater | Chronogram Magazine


Fragile Explosion: Nina Simone

When: Sat., May 19, 8 p.m. 2018

A play within a concert. Directed by Richard Rizzo. Play by Michael Monasterial. Music by Nina Simone. Starring Evelyn Clarke as Nina Simone. We trace the life of this classically trained virtuoso, who became a pop star and celebrity in the 1960’s. Then upended her career because of her belief in human rights and was a key player in the Civil rights movement. We follow Nina from her dirt road in Tryon North Carolina to international stardom.


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