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2022-2023 Season


Presented by The Caplin Foundation | Sponsored by Allison Partners

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.


Nik Scott as Ernestine Crump

Jean Edwards as Ermina Crump

Simeon Brown as Godfrey Crump

Ty Daniels as Lily Ann Green

Stephanie Finn as Gerte Crump

Christiana Mitchell as U/S Ernestine, Ermina

Sharon Millner as U/S Lily Ann Green

Production Team

Scott Dunn - Production Stage Manager

Will Slusher - Scenic Designer

Heather Hutton - Lighting Designer

Maggie Rogers - Props Designer/Set Dresser

Martha Adekunle - Costume Designer

Ivan Orr - Sound Designer

Andrew Bryce - Dialect Coach

Laura Rikard - Intimacy Coordinator

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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


Apprentice Team

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY is a Live Arts Mentor/Apprentice production. Click here to learn more. We are thrilled to engage a team of talented teen apprentices:

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