Crowns

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March 5 – April 18, 2004 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 46 minutes

The Goodman will come alive with the glorious sounds of Gospel music when Regina Taylor’s Crowns takes the stage! A tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion, Crowns is a celebration of black women and their church hats. Adapted from the bets-selling book of the same title, Crowns combines oral history, Gospel music and a generous dose of “hattitude” to extol the hat as the symbol of the pride, beauty and endurance of black women everywhere. As the New York Times exclaimed at the play’s off-Broadway premiere, “Hats off to Crowns!”

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  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns are (l-r, standing) Gail Grate (Wanda), Bernardine Mitchell (Velma), John Steven Crowley (Man), Karan Kendrick (Jeanette) and (seated) Desiré DuBose (Yolanda). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns is Bernardine Mitchell (Velma) in Crowns. Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns is (center) Tina Fabrique (Mother Shaw). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns are (From left) Gail Grate (Wanda), Bernardine Mitchell (Velma), Karan Kendrick (Jeanette), Tina Fabrique (Mother Shaw) and Desiré DuBose (Yolanda). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns is Gail Grate (Wanda). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns are (l-r) Karan Kendrick (Jeanette), Bernardine Mitchell (Velma), Gail Grate (Wanda), and Tina Fabrique (Mother Shaw). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

  • Crowns Production Photos
    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's 2003/04 season production of Crowns is John Steven Crowley (Preacher). Crowns is written and directed by Regina Taylor, and based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

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