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                                   Buy tickets for “Crumbs From the Table of Joy”

by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage

“Families should see and discuss this fine production.”

Gabrielle S. Kaplan, Chicago Reader

Elena Mack and Kiara Gaulding in "Crumbs From the Table of Joy" opening August 8, 2014 at Clark College Decker Theater.

Elena Mack and Kiara Gaulding in “Crumbs From the Table of Joy” opening August 8, 2014 at Clark College Decker Theater.



by Lynn Nottage

Vancouver, WA Serendipity Players, in partnership with Clark College, is proud to present “Crumbs From the Table of Joy,” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright  Lynn Nottage.

In 1950, Jackie Robinson was playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, having broken the “color barrier” in 1947. In 1948, President Truman issued an executive order desegregating the military. Malcolm X becomes a minister of the Nation of Islam in 1952. In 1951, an African American minister, Father Divine, calls for reparations to be paid to the descendants of slaves. In Washington DC, the term “McCarthyism” is born. And in 1950, Godfrey moves his two daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, to Brooklyn, having heard the call of Father Divine’s church.

“Crumbs From the Table of Joy” takes the perspective of Ernestine, who is seventeen years old. This is a complicated year in her life. Her father, Godfrey, has moved the family from the south to Brooklyn, where she and her sister, Ermina are having trouble fitting in. Her aunt has recently re-entered their lives, causing trouble whenever she appears. Then there’s the matter of her new German step-mother.

“I think Lynn Nottage is one of the best playwrights working
today,” said Tony Broom, Artistic Director for Serendipity Players. “She has a real knack for exploring serious subjects with humor and humanity. It’s really an honor to get to produce her work.”

“Crumbs From the Table of Joy” is made possible by a generous donation from The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. Serendipity Players will also be collaborating with Clark College and iUrban Teen to bring Serendipity Teen Theater Camp to the Decker Theater for this play. For more information about the theater camp, please contact Rebekah Sauvolah at (360) 713-1168.

Opening night is August 8 at 8:00 PM. The production run includes performances at 8 PM on August 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 with Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 PM on August 10, 17, 24. Sunday matinees are “Pay What You Will” performances. All performances take place at The Decker Theater at Clark College, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA.

Tickets for evening performances are $15, and are available at Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance. Sunday matinees are all Pay What You Will for this play, and you may purchase these tickets both online and at the door as well now. Reservations: (360) 834-3588.

“Crumbs From the Table of Joy” is a drama set in 1950 in two acts. “Crumbs From the Table of Joy” features Clark College students Elena Mack and Kiara Gaulding, as well as local actors Phillip Bowles, Kate Lacey, and Dee Harris. Directed by Tony Broom.

Serendipity Players is a non-equity, semi-professional theater company.

 Serendipity Players’ Teen

Theater and Tech Camp is full!
(Many thanks to The Columbian)

With the help of a generous grant from

The Community Foundation

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During Tech Week (the week before opening) for “Crumbs From the Table of Joy” by Lynn Nottage, Serendipity Players, in collaboration with Clark College and iUrban Teen, will create an amazing opportunity for Clark County teens to experience the wonder of behind-the-scenes theater work. Limited space available. Please spread the word!

The camp is complimentary, but space is limited so register soon. Camp includes complimentary tickets to “Crumbs From the Table of Joy,” and attendees will produce a performance on Sunday, 8/10/14, after the matinee for family and friends. Call Rebecca Sauvola for details: (360) 713-1168.

Buy Tickets for “Crumbs From the Table of Joy”here.


Thank you, Cast and Crew of “Fiction.” You were amazing!

“FICTION” by Steven Dietz

“…the words and the actors shine through.” Theater Reviews by Dennis Sparks

June 13
 through 29, 2014

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