By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Colette Robert
CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
This production was the first New York revival of the first play that two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage ever had produced.
Set against the social politics of the 1950s, this charming, funny, and moving play follows 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she adjusts to life after the passing of her beloved mother. In search of spiritual answers, Ernestine’s father relocates the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn where the Crumps must navigate a changing family dynamic, an unwelcoming neighborhood, and a shifting set of American ideals. Crumbs from the Table of Joy questions the limits of escapism and the power of everyday hope.