By Dominique Morisseau

directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton


Where do you go when the line stops moving?

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family, but the stress and strain of an uncertain future threatens to do more than just gum up the works. Part of her career-spanning series of odes to the Motor City, Dominique Morisseau takes us deeply into the difficult choices each blue collar worker must face as they see the writing on the wall.

“A very fine new play! Squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller, a deeply moral and deeply American play.”
The New York Times

“Morisseau has heart! Her rough-edged dialogue has a touch of street poet.”
Variety

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Due to frequent and sometimes graphic language, we recommend this production of America’s hottest new play to mature high schoolers and older.

Please be advised, this production makes use of herbal cigarettes and haze.

RUN TIME

2 hours, plus one 15-minute intermission


This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

 

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Audio

The Takeaway
Dominique Morisseau Calls for a Collective Shift in the Theater World

NC Theatre Stories Podcast
Bones Optional

Media

Oct 9 2018

The Break Room

One setting, four players. Scenic designer Jan Chambers and director Valerie Curtis-Newton take you inside the world of Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew."

Sep 28 2018

Out of the Ashes

Detroit, 2008. What was once an industrial powerhouse has become a microcosm of the threats to economic security and prosperity facing the nation.

Oct 16 2018

Factory Sounds, Detroit Beats

“As soon as I read it, I knew I would do it.” G Clausen makes his PlayMakers debut with a show that's right up his alley. Experience the hip-hop-infused, rhythm-driven sound design of "Skeleton Crew."

REVIEWS

Every Worker Can Identify With “Skeleton Crew”
by Gillian Shaw
Spectacular Magazine
October 21, 2018

Skeleton Crew Is a Haunting Elegy for the Last Days of the Detroit Auto Industry
by Byron Woods
Indy Week
October 17, 2018

REVIEW: “Skeleton Crew”
by Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
October 16, 2018

Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” Shines Due to Strongly-Written Characters
by Susie Potter
Triangle Arts Review
October 13, 2018

NEWS

In ‘Skeleton Crew,’ a way of life built from hard work is crumbling
by Christopher Wallenberg
Boston Globe
February 28, 2018

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