Crumbs from the Table of Joy

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by To Be Announced

April 26-May 25

May 20-25


Intimate. Incisive. Incandescent.

After Ernestine Crump’s mother dies, her father relocates the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn in a frenzied search for spiritual enlightenment. There, the Crumps find themselves right in the heart of the shifting social politics of 1950s America, which land on their doorstep in the form of unmarried, hard-drinking, Communist-leaning Aunt Lily. Through the observations and narration of Ernestine, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves the tumultuous interplay of race, sex, politics, religion, and post-war sentiment of the era into a colorful and poignant story of one family’s heartbreak, resilience, and joy.

Crumbs From the Table of Joy [is] a small window into the past, and this almost voyeuristic glimpse is worth attention.” - New York Post

Crumbs from the Table of Joy