The Champion

a World Premiere by Amy Evans

featuring Joy Jones as Nina Simone

Inspired by untold, true events in the life of music legend Nina Simone. It’s 1962 and Nina and her band are holed up from a snowstorm in a greasy spoon somewhere in North Carolina. As tempers flare and secrets surface, it seems the waitress at this small-town diner may soon be the only witness of a historic meltdown. Suddenly, the door swings open, and the famous outsiders discover they’re truly in unfriendly territory. A sharply drawn, exciting new play that intimately portrays a cultural icon and the turbulent era during which she rose to fame. Directed by Reginald Douglas.

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I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear.
— Nina Simone

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Curtis Longfellow, Cary Hite, and Austin Ashford play the 1962 members of Nina Simone's band. 

Curtis Longfellow, Cary Hite, and Austin Ashford play the 1962 members of Nina Simone's band. 


THE ARTISTS


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PRESS

Nina Simone's Time is Now, Again - The New York Times


SHOW SPONSORS

MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY

Show sponsors Sandy Edwards, Peter & Anne Leer, Steve & Linda Nelson, and Amp Sign & Banner.