McCarter Presents the 15th Anniversary Production of Regina Taylor’s ‘Crowns’




From McCarter Theatre Center:

When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book, Crowns weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African American women, and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to direct this 15th Anniversary revival that will truly lift your spirits!

“Crowns” by Regina Taylor runs March 31 – April 1, 2018 at the McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place in Princeton. Purchase tickets here or contact the box office at 609-258-2787.

You can attend a series of special events:

Inside Story: Join us 45 minutes before any performance of Crowns for a 20-minute talk led by a member of McCarter’s artistic staff. This Inside Story presentation will include background information and offer a few things to look and listen out for as you experience the play in performance. Don’t worry—we promise not to give away the ending! Location: The Inside Story for Crowns will take place in the Matthews Theatre. Please sneak in quietly if the talk has already begun.

Local Women in Their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project McCarter is pleased to partner with The Arts Council of Princeton once again! A community project to celebrate McCarter’s 2018 production of Crowns. Inspired by the book of the same name from which Crowns was created, this visual storytelling project will capture portraits and the shared stories of black women of all ages and backgrounds in their church hats. The culminating exhibition will serve as a celebration of African American culture and tradition to be displayed at the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Theological Seminary, and here at McCarter.

Book Signing with Michael Cunningham: March 17 (after the 2pm performance) Purchase a book or bring your own and meet Michael Cunningham, Co-Author/photographer of the book CROWNS for a post-performance book signing.

Post-show discussions at McCarter are highly interactive audience-based conversations facilitated by a member of McCarter’s artistic staff, often featuring cast members. These discussion focus on a range of topics, including how artistic choices were made for the production, the actors’ process, and reflections and questions from the audience members.

Visit the McCarter Theatre Center website for more information.