Crumbs from the Table of Joy, TheatreVirginia

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
February 20 – March 16, 2002

As Godfrey Crump with Nadiyah Dorsey as his daughter Ernestine (PHOTO: Eric Dobbs)

As Godfrey Crump, with Ronda Hewitt as Gerte Schulte (PHOTO: Eric Dobbs)

(PHOTO: Eric Dobbs)

As widower Godfrey Crump, introducing Gerte Schulte (Ronda Hewitt) to his daughters Ernestine (Nadiyah S. Dorsey, left) and Ermina (Chauntee Schuler)

Critical Response

“After his wife dies, Godfrey Crump (Johnny Lee Davenport) becomes enamored with the charismatic teachings of Father Divine and moves his family from Florida to Brooklyn in search of a better life. Davenport gives a powerful performance as a man so full of pain and uncertainty that he obsessively scribbles questions to Father Divine on scraps of paper and stuffs them into boxes.”
—Jerrell Nickerson, Richmond Style Weekly (February 2002)

“Widower Godfrey Crump (Johnny Lee Davenport) proves to be a well-meaning bumpkin in the Big Apple. . . .The actors were more than up to the . . . tasks assigned them. Davenport seems properly tortured at the proper times.”
—Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch (February 23, 2002)

“Mr. Davenport creates a Godfrey with whom we sympathize on sight.”
—Margaret Lawrence, Culpeper Star Exponent (February 28, 2002)

“The cast performed admirably.”
—Julinda D. Lewis, Richmond Free Press (February 28 – March 2, 2002)