The Tale of Four

Tickets: $12 || SECTION B – Oct. 21, 2017 • 2:05 pm-3:15 pm


Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “Four Women,” this narrative explores the inner lives of Aunt Sarah; bound and burdened by duty, Saffronia; who is searching for identity, Sweet Thing; who looks to reconcile sex with love and Peaches; who seeks justice for her son. Separate stories reflective of multi-faceted African American women connected by the inner city building that they live in, ultimately converge on one fateful day through unheralded acts of bravery.


The Tale of Four marks Gabourey Sidibe’s first film as director. Gabourey made her film debut as the lead role ‘Precious’ in the Oscar Nominated film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

For her role as ‘Precious,’ Gabourey received an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Additionally, she was won an Independent Spirit Award and a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.
She currently stars as ‘Becky’ on Fox’s Empire and as ‘Denise’ on the Hulu series Difficult People.
Her memoir, “This Is Just My Face…..Try Not To Stare”, was released in 2017.


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