• Circle Theatre Presents “Crowns”

CrownsIf you attended our tour of the Newcomers Exhibit at the Public Museum earlier this year and learned about the significance of hats in the African American church, you will be interested in play that just opened in Grand Rapids.  Circle Theatre, on the campus of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, is presenting Crowns through August 9 Crowns explores black history and identity through the experience of a young black girl sent south to live with her grandmother following a tragedy at home.   The hats worn by churchgoers dressed in their Sunday best are their “crowns.” Cast members use their crowns to tell tales of everything from etiquette to history to society behind a soundtrack of spirituals, blues, hip hop and rap.   Box office information is available on the Circle Theatre site on line at http://www.circletheatre.org/boxoffice.shtml.

The Multiracial Association of Professionals will be reserving a block of tickets for Tuesday, August 5.  Tickets are $20 if ordered through MAP.  If you would like to attend as part of MAP, let Rodney Martin know by Thursday, July 31 so he can make arrangements.