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Skeleton Crew

Previews begin December 21!

A deeply moral and deeply American play, with a loving compassion for those trapped in a system that makes sins, spiritual or societal, and self-betrayal almost inevitable

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Skeleton Crew?

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PREVIEWS BEGIN DECEMBER 21!

with tony winner Phylicia Rashad

Unsettling times in the Motor City are the focus of  Steinberg Playwright Award winner and Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau's critically acclaimed play set in her hometown, presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club this winter. In the Tony and Obie Award-winning hands of director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson), a blue-collar mix of characters, working together in an ill-fated auto parts factory bound for foreclosure, share their insecurities as the last remaining employees.

What is Skeleton Crew about?

Set during the height of the Great Recession in 2008 the prospect of finding themselves unemployed leaves some characters of Skeleton Crew contemplating their options - on both sides of the law - while others question their allegiances towards "the man" and "the people".

The break room of this Detroit stamping plant is where the ensemble cast must determine how they will deal with their changing circumstances and who they will hold accountable. A story of how a city's financial crisis spills over into the personal lives of its inhabitants, and how basic survival is the goal.

With such affection towards her hometown community evident in her writing, it is no wonder Morisseau was honored with a Spirit of Detroit award.

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Dates

Previews from: 21 December 2021

Opening night: 12 January 2022

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Photo by Noah Negishi on Unsplash

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