Skeleton crew

july 3 - 18, 2024 in Alternating Rep

The powerful conclusion to Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle trilogy.

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity. Nominated for three 2022 Tony Awards including Best Play, Dominique Morisseau’s powerful and tense play stars Shinnerrie Jackson.

“Warm-blooded, astute…a very fine new play.” - New York Times

Play by Dominique Morisseau

SKELETON CREW is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 14+.

Run Time: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission

Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Performances

Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 7 at 2 PM

Monday, July 8 at 7:30 PM

Friday, July 12 at 7:30 PM

 

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, July 13 at 2 PM

Saturday, July 13 at  7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 18 at 2 PM

Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 PM

Special events

Wednesday, July 3 | Opening Night Reception: Mingle with the cast and creative team immediately following opening night at this intimate ticketed event. Reception includes a glass of champagne and drink specials.

 

CAST

ROBERT H. FOWLER*

Reggie

Robert H. Fowler*

he/him
THIRTEENTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
STORY GOES ON (Cast), FULL MONTY (Harold), ROMEO & JULIET (Lord Capulet), CABARET (Herr Schultz)

SHINNERRIE JACKSON*

Faye

Shinnerrie Jackson*

she/her
EIGHTH SEASON
Other roles this season: BEAUTIFUL (Lucille/Shirelle), STORY (Cast)

Devyn Xavier Akers

Dez

Devyn Xavier Akers

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season: BEAUTIFUL (Drifter), WEDDING SINGER (Glen), JAMIE (Cy)

Jewell Noel*

Shanita

Jewell Noel*

she/her
FIFTH SEASON
Other roles this season: BEAUTIFUL (Shirelle/Janelle Woods)

CREATIVE TEAM

Mia Y. Anderson (she/her/Goddess)

FIRST SEASON 

Mia Y Anderson is an actress, writer, director born in the Republic of Brooklyn. Her credits include Diarra from Detroit, Power Book 3 Raising Kanan and American Horror Story. As a writer her solo work “her, him, prince, michael and marvin love is love is love” was a QuickSilver Finalist in 2019,  and her play “Phone Call” was included in the Minnesota Theater’s 2020 Tiny Play Festival . As a director, she helmed over 35 productions. She was a 2014 New Perspective Directing Fellow  and a 2015 alum of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She is a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA and The New Theater Conservatory in Boston, MA. She is so excited to make her regional debut with Weathervane. http://www.miayandersonchannel.com/

 

Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle), which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the Tony-nominated book writer on the new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). TV/Film projects: She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless.”  She’s currently developing projects with Netflix, HBO, and A24, and wrote the film adaptation of the documentary STEP for Fox Searchlight.  Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award (2), and the Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18 and a recipient of the 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant.

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