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Mark Your Calendar for Simply Simone

Singer and civil rights legend Nina Simone is a household name to many, but audiences may get to know the singer’s life more intimately at Ensemble Theatre’s Simply Simone. “She was a great American legend, not simply a black legend,” says the show’s director, Patdro Harris. “I’m very excited to tell her story through music. Actually, I grew up with a friend in Atlanta who was part of the Simone family — so I grew up calling her Aunt Nina.”

What attracted Harris to the script, which the Ensemble has produced twice before, was how the title role is divided into four different parts. “There’s a child Nina, there’s a classic young artist one, there’s the activist one and one from her later years. I love the way the story is told; it’s not a revue — it’s a true musical.”

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But The Edge @ City Centre Apartments in Houston, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

Event Date/Time:
Thursday, July 17, 2017—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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