Ludmilla Dabo, accompanied by Moliere Award-winning writer, director, and musician David Lescot, sings a moving, intimate, and dazzling portrait of Nina Simone, the iconic “High Priestess of Soul.” Through the legendary singer’s music and life story, intertwined with personal stories from Dabo’s own life, Dabo charts Simone’s journey from young musical prodigy to her role as a major figure in the civil rights movement. In this unique performance fusing jazz, soul, and storytelling, Dabo is “Nina Simone reincarnated… A talent that explodes,” according to Le Monde.

The French Theater Festival welcomes the production again, bringing it in a new augmented version in the Wallace Theater. The production was first presented at Seuls en Scène in 2018 at Whitman College Theater.

The show will be performed in English on September 16 and in French (with English subtitles) on September 17. Show duration is 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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Show Tickets & Details

Performances are free and open to the public; advance tickets required. Reserve free tickets through University Ticketing

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symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe Wallace Theater is wheelchair accessible. The show will be performed in English on September 16 and in French (with English subtitles) on September 17.

Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information about our various locations. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.


Production Credits

Directed by David Lescot
With Ludmilla Dabo & David Lescot
Production: Comédie de Caen-CDN de Normandie
Compagnie du Kaïros


Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • L’Avant-Scène