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First New York Revival of Lynn Nottage's Crumbs From the Table of Joy Announces Casting

Keen Company brings Nottage's debut play back to the stage.

Keen Company will revive Lynne Nottage's debut play, Crumbs From the Table of Joy.
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Keen Company has announced production details for its upcoming revival of Crumbs From the Table of Joy, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, MJ). Performances are set to run at Theatre Row February 21-April 1 with an official opening on March 7.

Directed by Colette Robert, this will be the first New York production of Crumbs From the Table of Joy since the play's 1995 premiere, which was also Nottage's professional debut. The story is described as follows: "Set against the social politics of the 1950s, this charming, funny, and moving play follows 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she adjusts to life after the passing of her beloved mother. In search of spiritual answers, Ernestine's father relocates the family from Pensacola to Brooklyn where the Crumps must navigate a changing family dynamic, an unwelcoming neighborhood, and a shifting set of American ideals."

The Keen Company cast features Shanel Bailey (The Book of Mormon), Jason Bowen (The Play That Goes Wrong), Sharina Martin (The Piano Lesson), Natalia Payne (Fairview), and Malika Samuel (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

The creative team includes Brendan Gonzales Boston (scenic design) Johanna Pan (costume design), Anshuman Bhatia (lighting design), Broken Chord (sound design), Nikiya Mathis (wig design), and Caitlyn Murphy (prop design), Casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt, tbd casting, with Shane Schnetzler serving as production stage manager.