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SCR’s new version of Christina Ham’s 2016 play essentially turns its Orange County premiere into a world premiere. The story depicts Nina (Chibuba Osuala) being confronted, in her mind, by women who represent contrasting facets of the Black experience. From left, Arie Bianca Thompson as Sephronia, Chibuba Osuala as Nina, Jennifer Leigh Warrenas as Sarah and Meredith Noël as Sweet Thing.