Playwright Scholars Series

Eclipse Theatre Company invites you to continue your journey through Lynn Nottage’s works with us! Explore the breadth and depth of the worlds created by this season’s playwright.


A Playwright Scholar Series staged reading of Crumbs from the Table of Joy

by 2014 featured playwright LYNN NOTTAGE.

Directed by Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport, Chicago


Featuring Eclipse ensemble members Rebecca Prescott* and TayLar* with guest artists Kendra Turner, Krystal Mosley, and Andre Teamer.
*appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

“Imagine a pairing…between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, a memory play about a black family, a glass menagerie in the sun…CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY [is] a small window into the past, and this almost voyeuristic glimpse is worth attention.” —NY Post.

Recently widowed Godfrey and his daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, move from Florida to Brooklyn for a better life. Not knowing how to parent, Godfrey turns to religion, and Father Divine, for answers. Godfrey’s sister-in-law, Lily, arrives from Harlem, having promised her sister she’d look out for the girls. Lily stands for everything Godfrey dislikes: communism, sexual freedom and the fight against racial discrimination.

No reservations needed. General admission. $5 suggested donations. For additional information, visit or call 773-728-2216.


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