Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.
By: Regina Taylor
March 13 – April 21
Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
Additional music and arrangement by Chika Kaba Ma’atunde
Directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris
Crowns brings the musical experience back to the Playhouse stage in a big way. A female-driven cast tells the story of Yolanda, a young woman transplanted from Brooklyn to South Carolina following a family tragedy. There she meets a circle of women who share with her the history, the importance, the power of the hat. Crowns is a not-to-be-missed celebration of song, dance, cultural history—and glamorous head wear.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“This show was amazing. It was well produced and professionally displayed. The cast members brought back a nostalgic feeling that I hadn’t felt in years. I didn’t know whether I should get up and dance or cry. It touched me to my spirit. My kids enjoyed it as well. I wish I could meet the cast and shake their hands. They did a phenomenal job.” – Portland Playhouse patron
Wednesday – Friday, Mar 13 – 15: Preview performances. Tickets just $19!
Saturday, Mar 16: Opening Night – Tickets – $75. All Opening Night patrons are invited to the post-show reception with the cast, creative team and crew.
Wednesday, Mar 20: ASL Interpreted Performance – Tickets – $25.
Stage Manager: David Levine*
Costume Designer: Wanda Walden
Scenic Designer: Dan Meeker
Lighting Designer: Dan Meeker
Sound Designer: Matt Wiens
Props Co-Designers: Sara Ludeman, Alex Meyer
Asst. Director: Reina Solunaya
Asst. Director: DJ Curtis
Asst Stage Manager: Rachel Lee Millena+
Master Electrician: Jeff Ruggiero
Sound Engineer: Rory Breshears
Scenic Artist: David Pritchard
Thank you to our Show Sponsors
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Carla Kelley & Andy Asher
Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Interested in Getting Involved?
We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.