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2022/23 Season

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Presented by The Caplin Foundation

About This Show

3 March - 19 March, 2023
Director: Ti Ames

A warm and touching memory play about a Black family, told through the eyes of 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she comes of age in Brooklyn in 1950.


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Recently widowed Godfrey Crump has moved his family north to Brooklyn from Pensacola. His daughters escape their isolation by going to the cinema, while Godfrey finds solace in radio evangelist Father Divine. Things change quickly when Aunt Lily, a free-spirited communist, bursts into their home.

 “The 1950s was such a moment in American history in which I felt so much change…everything I had seen was in black and white. And I wanted to make it colorful. So I started writing CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY to try to understand that era.” —Lynn Nottage, Playwright

Imagine a pairing…between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, a memory play about a black family, a glass menagerie in the sun” — The NY Post

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY will be the Mentor/Apprentice show for the 2022/23 Live Arts Season! Click here to learn more.

 

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