Roots and Blossom Productions presents the premiere of its stage play “My Nina Simone Trip”.
A unique, engaging, intelligent, endearing and enjoyable production – “My Nina Simone Trip”, is a hallucinatory journey of the loves, passion, pain, anger and complexities of the inimitable music, art and life of Nina Simone, written and performed by international award-winning actress, writer and vocalist Ese Brume, a lifelong fan of Nina Simone, whose journey on this project started 14 years ago.
This small and intimate production is a bold and fresh embodiment of the intricacies of Ms Simone as known to her legions of fans across the globe.
Directed by – Najite Dede, Brume’s performance is a dense rendering of the many layers of Nina Simone’s complex, thorny, and byzantine life.
This one-woman show is a commemoration of Ms Simone, framed with her music (some of which have been adapted with a domestic flavour), against a tapestry of intense and dramatic narratives, which will have you spellbound for the one-hour duration and beyond!
It would be showing:
DATE: 14th December 2017 (Command Performance and Cocktail Reception)
VENUE: African Artist’s Foundation (AAF)
3B, Isola Oyekan, Off Adeleke Adedoyin, off Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time 7 pm
Gate: N 5000
DATE: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017
VENUE: The Park Theatre, Freedom Park
1, Hospital Road, off Broad street
Time 7 pm
GATE: N 2000