We are so excited to continue our 19/20 Season AN AMERICAN DREAMSCAPE with SKELETON CREW. Here are our top three reasons you should come see this spirited glimpse into the life of the American blue collar worker in a tech-driven world:
1. Powerful, searing and often hilarious dialogue capturing compelling and utterly believable modern characters.
2. MacArthur genius playwright Dominique Morisseau’s work returns to American Stage following up last season’s powerful hit PIPELINE.
3. American Stage favorite, Director L. Peter Callender returns after appearing in last season’s award-winning BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and directing several AS favorites including PIPELINE and A RAISIN IN THE SUN among others.
“Last season, American Stage audiences were riveted by the work of MacArthur Genius Award-Winning playwright, Dominique Morriesau, through our production of PIPELINE. With her Detroit Project play SKELETON CREW, Morriseau takes us to the heart of America’s motor city, the playwrights’ beloved hometown, at the start of the Great Recession and reminds us of the living, breathing, fighting, and hoping human beings behind the corporate machine, keeping the engine of our nation running.” CEO/Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte said.
“SKELETON CREW is a beautiful, heart-wrenching, yet humorous look at the rigors of survival of four souls in a failing stamping plant in a blighted city,” director L. Peter Callender said. “In our fast-paced, automated click and swipe existence, it was the generations of laborers who made it all possible. This is a story of a brave, kind, ambitious few who will remind us of our empathy and compassion.”
SKELETON CREW runs Jan. 22 – Feb. 23