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August 25 – September 10, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

  • Times: Thurs.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Location: Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
  • Address: 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
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  • Admission: $28, $24 students and seniors; $15 for all first Sunday
  • Phone:919.821.3111
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Crowns is a moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery to the New Testament and current fashion.

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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