Mahogany Ensemble Theatre

June 17, 2019

Crumbs from the Table of Joy Staged Reading and Reception hosted by Mahogany Ensemble Theatre will be held at Central Art Station in Shreveport on Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20.

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre in association with Project 1 Voice presents a benefit staged reading of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “Crumbs from the Table of Joy”. Crumbs’ is a coming-of-age story told through Ernestine Crump. Set in 1950 with the ever-present backdrop of working-class Brooklyn New York, Earnestine’s seventeen-year-old world is turned upside down after her mother dies and her father moves her and her sister from Pensacola to Brooklyn. This memory play examines racism, feminism and the challenging nature of change.

Lynn Nottage took the title “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” from the poem "Luck" by Langston Hughes. He wrote "Sometimes a crumb falls/From the table of joy, /Sometimes a bone/Is flung. /To some people/Love is given/To others/Only Heaven."

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre