Review: Crumbs From the Table of Joy

It’s the eve of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famed address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; in darkness a mournful, glorious young voice intones an old gospel spiritual as dim light rises on a trio of grieving figures, a man’s shoulders just perceptibly shuddering with barely stifled sobs. So opens Mustard Seed Theater’s new production of Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs From the Table of Joy, directed by Linda Kennedy, the first show of their fourth season.


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