May 27 – June 25, 2006 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

Lynn Nottage, the award-winning author of such plays as Intimate Apparel and Fabulation, makes her Goodman debut with this thoughtful, touching and funny play.

It’s 1950 and Godfrey Crump has just lost his wife. But finding solace in Father Devine and the Peace Mission Movement, he pulls up stakes and moves his teenage daughters to be close to the Mission. Told through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter Ernestine, Crumbs from the Table of Joy aims straight at the heart in a story where “we all escape somewhere and take comfort sometimes in things we don’t understand.”

 

 
Artists

By LYNN NOTTAGE, Directed by CHUCK SMITH

Cast

JOHN STEVEN CROWLEY - Godfrey Crump
ELLA JOYCE - Lily Ann Green
NAMBI E. KELLEY - Ernestine Crump
BAKESTA KING - Ermina Crump
KAREN JANES WODITSCH - Gerte

Creative Team and Crew

LINDA BUCHANAN - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
ROBERT CHRISTEN  - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI and JOSHUA HORVATH - Sound Design
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
LINDA GATES - Dialect Coach
MARLA LAMPERT - Dance Consultant
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager