Congresswoman Alma S. Adams To Participate In RLT's Post-Show Discussion

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams To Participate In RLT's Post-Show Discussion

Raleigh Little Theatre will present a post-show discussion featuring United States Congresswoman Alma S. Adams immediately after the 3:00 P.M. performance of "Crowns" on September 10th, 2017. The discussion will be live-streamed via Facebook Live and moderated by Mike Williams, Curator of Arts Now, which is published by The News & Observer. Congresswoman Adams is interviewed in the book "Crowns" by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, which was published in 2000, and is the basis for this musical production.

Dr. Alma S. Adams was elected to her second term representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina on November 8, 2016. After winning a special election in November 2014, Congresswoman Adams was sworn in immediately as the 100th woman elected to Congress, the most in U.S. history. Representative Adams sits on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Agriculture Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee. She currently serves in several leadership positions including Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus, Vice Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee, and ranking member of the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulation.

"Crowns" is a moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity is 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. Actor and playwright ReGina Taylor adapted "Crowns" for the stage and RLT's production is directed by Terra Hodge and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

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About Raleigh Little Theatre:

Founded in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the oldest, continuously operating, community theatres in the United States. RLT offers entertainment, education, and community programs year-round, reaching 40,000 people. As a community theatre, RLT engages hundreds of volunteers, under the guidance of professional staff, to achieve its mission and to bring quality live theatre to the Triangle area. Visit for more information. Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden

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