The H.F.V. Wilson Center and Ardmore Little Theatre will present the musical “Crowns” at the Charles B. Goddard Center in six public performances June 19-21 and June 26-28.


The H.F.V. Wilson Center and Ardmore Little Theatre will present the musical “Crowns” at the Charles B. Goddard Center in six public performances June 19-21 and June 26-28.


“Crowns” is a musical tribute to church hats and the African-American women for whom they are both symbolic crowns and a means to express themselves in the presence of God. The story of a Brooklyn girl, sent to the South to stay with her grandmother following a family tragedy, leads to her exploration of black cultural history and identity. The critically acclaimed play was written by award-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor, adapted from the book written by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. 


Six women and one man, all strong vocalists, are needed for the cast. One woman will play a girl in her late teens, while the others appear older up to grandmotherly. Volunteers are also needed for backstage or administrative work. 


Principal director for the Ardmore production will be Theresa Ferrell Buntain of Lewisville, Texas. Buntain directed Denton Community Theatre’s presentation of “Crowns,” which won first place in the American Association of Community Theatres’ 2007 national competition.


Auditions for ‘Crowns’ will be start at 7 p.m. on May 1 and continue at 2 p.m. on May 2.