15th anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor.
April 18 through May 13
222 Sargent Dr.
New Haven

When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, Crowns weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of triumphant African American women, their church hats, and the traditions and love passed from generation to generation.

Celia Paul_ The Bront_ Parsonage
Celia Paul, The Brontë Parsonage (with Charlotte's Pine and Emily's Path to the Moors), 2017, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice, © Celia Paul 2018
YCBA: Celia Paul Exhibition
April 3 through August 12
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel St.
New Haven
203-432-2800, 877-BRIT-ART

This spring, the Yale Center for British Art presents an exhibition of work by the contemporary British artist Celia Paul (b. 1959), curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. The display, specially selected by Als in collaboration with the artist and a deeply personal testament to their transatlantic friendship, focuses on Paul's recent paintings (made between 2015 and 2017). This selection of Paul's work is redolent of her great subjects: memory, family, and the inner lives of women. Born to missionary parents in Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum), South India, Paul's family returned to their native England before Paul and her four sisters were adolescents; the artist subsequently lived with her parents and siblings in Yorkshire near Haworth, a town made famous by another group of sisters: the Brontës, and which continues to inform Paul's work. This exhibition is on view at the Center from April 3 through August 12, 2018.

Daffodils Additional Events

April 8-13 New Haven Restaurant Week
April 13-June 21 The Will Rogers Follies at Goodspeed Musicals
April 22 Cherry Blossom Festival
April 28 & 29   Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival
April 11 Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University will re-open with a new exhibition - Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era.
3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden
203-582-6500, www.ighm.org

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