Crumbs From the Table of Joy by Award-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined)
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The last date listed for Crumbs from the Table of Joy was Sunday June 26, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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World class acting! Didn't realize until it began that I actually saw this play before at a different venue under a completely different cast / production but this performance took it to another level! The set was basic but brilliant, every thing did what it needed to, the photos gave off an eerie Tennessee Williams-ian quality, perfect for this notion of the "memory play." The aunt and eldest daughter were both impeccably acted and the other cast complimented them delightfully without being too obvious or over acted. I actually shed a couple of tears at the end, "but today, I'm just riffing." Shame that it's only a limited showing but catch one if you can! Bravo!
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This was my 3rd Lynn Nottage Play in 2 months (Ruined, Introducing Vera Stark) and the first by a small local/regional theatre. I am beginning to see her style and tone - how she used characters to "talk" to the audience; her use of irony as a...continued
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The battle for the heart and mind of 17-year-old Ernestine is waged in a living room in Brooklyn in 1950. The contestants include the lively and glamorous Aunt Lily, Ernestine’s God-fearing father and a mysterious German refugee. As is Ernestine, the country is on the brink of transition. This coming of age tale evokes the poetry of change.
The cast features Mylika Davis, Lara Hughes, Kenyetta Lethridge, Rickie Peete and Marie-Francoise Theodore.