Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Cast: 4f 1m

Staging: Various locations (primarily a 1950s Brooklyn apartment)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839040023Publication Date:
29 Apr 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Off-Broadway, 1995

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

By Lynn Nottage

Paperback £10.99£8.79

The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Recently widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teenage daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up…

This arresting, thought-provoking play about racial and social issues of the late 1950s was first performed Off-Broadway in 1995, and has since been revived numerous times.

SET TEXT >> Crumbs from the Table of Joy is a set text for Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Literature in English.

Press Quotes

'Lynn Nottage has packed so much life, love and history into her panoramic memory play… No matter how pain-filled and obstacle-ridden this tale of the coming-of-age of an adolescent African-American girl in 1950s Brooklyn might be, what drives this play is the pervasive sense of life as a great and exhilarating feast – a cornucopia of passion, imagination, knowledge, experience and yes, confusion, too'

Chicago Sun-Times

'Imagine a pairing… between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, a memory play about a black family, a glass menagerie in the sun'

New York Post

Cast: 4f 1m

Staging:Various locations (primarily a 1950s Brooklyn apartment)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781839040023Publication Date:
29 Apr 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Lynn Nottage:

Fabulation
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Intimate Apparel & Fabulation: Two Plays
Sweat
Crumbs from the Table of Joy and other plays
Intimate Apparel
Ruined

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