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Staff PickSkeleton Crew

March 7 - April 1

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By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll
A Coproduction with Marin Theatre Company

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A makeshift family of autoworkers navigates the recession in this funny, tough, and tender American drama. Will their Detroit plant survive? Ambitious dreams and corporate deception interweave, pushing friendships to the limit. When the line between blue collar and white begins to blur, how far over the lines is each of them willing to step?

skeleton crew

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she’ll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she’ll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy, which includes Detroit ’67 and Paradise Blue.

Dominique Morisseau is a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award honoree, two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, honoree for the Primus Prize by the American Theatre Critics Association, and winner of the Stavis Playwriting Award. University of Michigan has also awarded her their Emerging Leader Award, and the city of Detroit has honored her with a Spirit of Detroit award. Most substantially, Dominique has recently been awarded the esteemed Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, and she is the recipient of the 2014 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize Award for Skeleton Crew.

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Details

Start:
March 7, 2018
End:
April 1, 2018
Cost:
$ - See event webpage
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Website:
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Venue

Lucie Stern Theatre
Phone:
(650) 463-4900
1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
Website:
http://bit.ly/2CqvDyy

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