Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Patricia McGregor
“A deeply moral and deeply American play.” – The New York Times “An achievement, as much for political substance as for style.” – Variety “Sustained narrative dynamism.” – The Washington Post
The third installment of Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed trilogy “The Detroit Project,” Skeleton Crew follows four co-workers—Faye, Dez, Reggie and Shanita—at a Detroit auto factory in 2008. This play highlights the layered relationships and drama of blue-collar workers navigating the instability and uncertainty in their personal lives and at work. Each character’s patience and loyalty are tested as the plant’s future comes into question, and they are forced to make hard choices to ensure their individual survival. Morriseau’s masterful command of dialect and dialogue brings depth and authenticity to a story about the very local implications of global change.