Tonight on L.A. Theatre Works, it’s Lynn Nottage‘s Crumbs from the Table of Joy, starring Russell Hornsby, Deidre Henry, and Charlayne Woodard. From the pen of the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Recently widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice in 1950 s Brooklyn. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up: Godfrey remarries a white woman, Ermina discovers boys, and Ernestine is torn between communism and bebop!
About the playwright:
Lynn Nottage‘s plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Fabulation and Intimate Apparel, for which she was awarded the Francesca Primus Prize and the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award in 2004. Her plays have been produced at theatres throughout the country, with Intimate Apparel slated for more productions than any other play during the 2005-2006 season.