Directed by AUSTENE VAN
Music Direction by SANFORD MOORE
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS! This stirring, roof-raising musical is about Life, Loss, & Love!
Starring: JAMECIA BENNETT, AIMEE K. BRYANT, SHIRLEY MARIE GRAHAM, ZARIA GRAHAM, THOMASINA PETRUS, & T.MYCHAEL RAMBO & JEVETTA STEELE!
Winner of four Helen Hayes Awards, Crowns is a coming-of-age story about Yolanda, a self-destructive teen living in Brooklyn whose mother sends her away to live with Grand Mother Shaw down South. After the violent death of her brother, Yolanda is ushered through pain and baptized by the love, compassion and fortitude of the sisterhood of “Hat Queens.” Each Queens’ hat carries a memory--a history of life, death, religion, racism, identity, unity, pride, trials and triumphs. And their stories are told through ancient oral and spiritual traditions originally from Africa which are now embodied in field songs, blues, jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop and the Gospel of the American Black Church.
SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 6, 2019
WED-FRI 7:30 PM |SAT 2 PM & 7:30 PM |SUN 3 PM
*Wednesday 11:00 AM Matinee only on Sept. 25
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
GROUP DISCOUNT with Passcode: CROWNS19
For Tickets Visit: Https://crowns.bpt.me
Summit center for Arts & Innovation
1524 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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