Grambling State University Theatre to present Crumbs from the Table of Joy, by Lynn Nottage February 19-22, 2013 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce its third stage production of the 2012-2013 season, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, by Lynn Nottage, the Pulitzer Prize author of Ruined. Set in Brooklyn in the 1950’s, the play centers around the life of Godfrey Crumb (played by Derek Rice), a widower trying to raise his two daughters, Earnestine (played by Ashley Lackey) and Ermina (played by Ashanti Spears), under the strict religious commandments of the controversial leader, Father Devine. The arrival of Aunt Lily (played by Tatanesha Mincey), creates an up-roar to the practiced belief of no sex, alcohol or radio playing on Sundays. Between raising teenage daughters and dealing with a Communistic drunken sister-in-law, Godfrey flees to the arms of Gerte (played by Kdeja Johnson), an innocent German immigrant, who he impulsively brings home. The play has a talented cast that promises to tap into the spiritual and intellectual energy of Lynn Nottage’s Crumb from the Table of Joy
Directed by Karl V. Norman, the production staff includes Shaina Rogers as production stage manager and sound designer, Sean Turner as set constructer, Curtis Maxey as light designer, and Teshia Lincoln as costume designer.
Performances dates are February 19-22 and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday February 18, 2013. Box office will be open from the hours of 1pm-5pm Monday through Thursday and thirty minutes before performance time. For more information, please call Mrs. Modest at 274-2201.
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