CRITIC'S PICK! "Clifford Odetts' dramas come to mind and so does the great Pittsburgh cycle of August Wilson. But Skeleton Crew is squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller...A deeply moral and deeply American play." - The New York Times, Read More
"Morrisseau has heart...Her rough-edged dialogue even has a touch of the street poet." - Variety, Read More
"Like Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson before her, Morisseau creates characters who don't merely speak, they sing with the vernacular of their community. Rarely has dialogue ever felt so much like eavesdropping on an actual conversation." - TheatreMania, Read More
"Unquestionably a strong, formidable work...Theatregoers won't want to miss." - Huffington Post, Read More
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Detroit, Michigan. Stamping Plant. Winter. Somewhere around year 2008.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
DEZ - Black man, mid-late 20’s, Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savy, and flirtatious.. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
SHANITA - Black woman, mid-late 20’s, Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard-working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
REGGIE - Black man, late 30’s. White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Skeleton Crew premiered at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City in January 2016 under the direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson.