Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew celebrated its reopening night at Atlantic Theater Company on May 19. It premiered at Atlantic Theater Company's Atlantic Stage 2 earlier this year under the direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
The five-member company is made up of Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis, and Adesola Osakalumi. In the work, the third of Morisseau's Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
Skeleton Crew features scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rui Rita, original music and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz, songs by Jimmy Keys, and choreography by Adesola Osakalumi.