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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                                             February 20, 2014

 

Bridge Players Theatre Company proudly presents
Crowns by Regina Taylor

The Burlington County Library hosts the Bridge Players Theatre Company’s presentation of Crowns by Regina Taylor, directed by Bernard DiCasimirro, musical direction by Diana Dohrmann, for three performances in March.  Dates and times of the performances are: Friday, March 21st at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 22nd at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, March 23rd at 2 p.m. Tickets are required for admittance. Tickets will be available beginning March 1st for $5 each and may be purchased at the Library Headquarters in Westampton. 

In this moving and celebratory play by Regina Taylor of I’ll Fly Away fame, hats become the springboard for an exploration of black history and identity, as seen through the eyes of Yolanda, a standoffish young black woman who has come to the South to stay with her grandmother after her brother is killed in Brooklyn.  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 through the New Testament and current fashion. Through dialogue and rousing renditions of classic gospel songs, the play follows Yolanda’s journey as she learns to embrace hats and their cultural significance as part of her own fiercely independent identity.

For more information, please call (609) 267-9660 ext. 3080 or visit our website at www.bcls.lib.nj.us. The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Depart of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks.

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