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Jan. 30 2024

Gathering up CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY at Everyman Theatre

By Gavin Witt | Posted in Interviews, Staff Blogs, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Gathering up CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY at Everyman Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage makes another appearance on the Everyman stage in Baltimore, this time in her early, semi-autobiographical reverie, Crumbs from the Table of Joy. 

Set against the backdrop of a 1950s Brooklyn as recalled in the vivid, personal memories of then-17-year-old Ernestine Crump, the play follows her as she and her eclectic family navigate grief, loss, hope, change, faith, passion, and joy–while the the struggles of the past give way to an uncertain, but promising, future.

Playing January 28th through February 25th, the production is directed by veteran theater-maker, and Nottage aficionado, Reginald L. Douglas. He joined me to speak about the play, its continued relevance across a broad range of experiences, his enduring love for Nottage’s nuanced and surprising characters, and much more.

For tickets, and to read more about the play, author, and artistic team, go to https://everymantheatre.org/event/crumbs/


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WBJC listeners and Baltimore audiences may know Gavin from his nearly 20 years as dramaturg and associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage (in which capacity he was a frequent guest on WBJC to talk about programs and events), or from regular appearances alongside Jonathan Palevsky at the Charles Theater for Cinema Sundays discussions. A director, dramaturg, producer, translator, and adaptor who also teaches on the theater faculty at Towson University, Gavin is a recent addition to the WBJC team and delighted to play this new role.

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