801 Crockett Street Shreveport
Mahogany Ensemble Theatre (MET) in association with Project 1 Voice presents a benefit staged reading of of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “Crumbs from the Table of Joy”. The performance will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM performance–pre-reception starts at 6:30 PM at the Central Artstation Engine Room-801 Crockett St. Downtown Shreveport, LA.
‘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.”
Director Angelique Feaster Evans has assembled a dynamic ensemble cast for this 9th Annual Juneteenth Fundraiser. Featuring: Saudia Scott, Jonathan Jackson, Mary Jones, Therah Newman, and Kelly Vaden
Tickets: $20.00 (includes pre-show reception & staged reading)
The play is suitable for ages 14 and up.
This play is presented as apart of the Project1Voice annual event to bring awareness and support of Black Theatre. Mahogany Ensemble Theatre is one of over 40 African American theatre companies and diverse institutions, across the nation presenting simultaneous staged readings or productions of one play, on one day, in one voice!
All proceeds from this performance will benefit the annual programming initiatives of Mahogany Ensemble Theatre.