The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up: Godfrey remarries a white woman, Ermina discovers boys, and Ernestine is torn between Communism and bebop. Playwright Lynn Nottage received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for her play, Ruined.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Deidrie Henry as Ernestine Crump
Russell Hornsby as Godfrey Crump
Tinashe Kajese as Ermina Crump
Kate Steele as Gerte
Charlayne Woodard as Lily Ann Green
Original music composed by Michael Vannice.
Directed by Seret Scott. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in December of 2009.