Crowns, a gospel musical
by Bastrop Opera House

Feb. 04 - Feb. 20, 2022

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 and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. The conclusion finds the standoffish young woman, whose cultural identity as a young black Brooklyn woman has been so at odds with the more traditional and older Southern blacks, embracing hats and their cultural significance as a part of her own fiercely independent identity.

Crowns, a gospel musical
by Regina Taylor, based on the Michael Cunningham-Craig Marberry book
Bastrop Opera House

February 04 - February 20, 2022
Bastrop Opera House
711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX, 78602

February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, at 7:30 pm
February 20th at 2:30 pm

‚ÄčTickets $16.70, all fees included

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