Marquette Theatre presents ‘Crumbs from the Table of Joy’

Nov. 1, 2019

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 MILWAUKEE — Crumbs from the Table of Joy will be presented by Marquette Theatre starting Friday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, 1304 W. Clybourn St.

This story by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright addresses issues of grief, racism and the politics of immigration in a moving coming-of-age story. In 1950, a widowed father transplants his two young daughters out of the deep South to Brooklyn, New York, in his search for salvation. The girls are exposed to the escalating tension between a conservative father and a free-spirited aunt. In the end, young Ernestine finds the courage to seek out her dreams in this inspiring tale.

The show will run:

·       Nov. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
·       Nov. 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. 

Tickets can be purchased online. Prices for the general public are $20. For more information, call the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504.

Contact Shelby Williamson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-6712 or shelby.williamson@marquette.eduwith questions.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or