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Nina Simone Musical, A Doll's House, Part 2, and More Join George Street Season

The George Street Playhouse has announced five productions for its 2018-19 lineup.

Laiona Michelle writes and stars in Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, coming to George Street Playhouse in 2019.
(© Allison Stock)

George Street Playhouse, under the artistic direction of David Saint, has announced programming for its 2018-19 mainstage season.

The season will open with The Trial of Donna Caine (October 16-November 11), a courtroom drama by Walter Anderson and directed by David Saint. Based on true events, the story follows Staff Sergeant Donna Caine, who, after confessing to a crime, turns to a high-powered civilian attorney to seek justice.

Next will be A Doll's House, Part 2 (November 27-December 23), Lucas Hnath's Tony Award-nominated sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking masterpiece. Betsy Aidem will direct.

The following production will be Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical (January 29, 2019-February 24, 2019). Written by and starring Laiona Michelle (American Hero at George Street Playhouse), the show is inspired by the legendary jazz singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, and 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, featuring songs and stories from Simone's life and career.

The fourth production will be Mark Harelik's The Immigrant (March 12, 2019-April 7, 2019), based on the experiences of his Russian-Jewish grandfather's immigration to Galveston, Texas.

Rounding out the season will be Too Heavy for Your Pocket (April 23, 2019-May 19, 2019), written by Jiréh Breon Holder. Set in Nashville at the height of the US civil rights movement, the story follows 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon, who gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement.