In Everyman’s fifth Lynn Nottage production, 17-year-old Ernestine Crump adjusts to her new life in 1950s Brooklyn after the passing of her mother. Amidst navigating her grief, she finds herself, both physically and spiritually, in an unfamiliar place where odds seem stacked against her. Caught between her father’s spirituality and her aunt’s activism, she learns to find her own definition of the American Dream. This poignant and gripping story offers a look at what it truly means to find strength in unity.
What the critics are saying…
“August Wilson, move over. Tony Kushner, stand aside. Sam Sheppard, David Mamet and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the doorbell is ringing…You’ve got company in the pantheon of pioneering 21st-century American playwrights. Her name is Lynn Nottage.”
– The Baltimore Sun
“…a lyrical, funny and compassionate gem that charms the heart with its delightful, unforgettable characters and its message of tolerance, love and the quest for self-discovery.” – Broadway World (Baltimore)
“Crumbs from the Table of Joy is a poignant play and it’s getting a stirring production at Everyman…Deidre Staples gives a breakout performance!” – WYPR