Michael Cunningham

crowns stage play

CROWNS, a stand-up-and-testify musical based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother. As Yolanda encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service, she begins to discover connections to older traditions and a deeper spirituality. CROWNS is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats. (excerpt from Unicorn Theater)

To see a list of current professional and non professional productions of Crowns visit the link below and go under "Licensing" column, then page to stage and look for the title Crowns.