By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll
In Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, the harsh effects of 2008’s recession unfold for four employees at the last small auto plant still operating in Detroit; a once-thriving factory that is now barely staffed to run the assembly lines. Faye, a tough old-timer looks to hit 30 years and a full benefits package; Shanita, a pregnant young woman braves motherhood on her own; and Dez, a smooth-talking, soon-to-be entrepreneur seeks riskier opportunities. Pride in their work, dreams for the future, and lack of other options keep them on the line, despite news drifting in of other plants closing and fears that theirs may be next. Caught between his loyalties and his career, plant manager Reggie is pressured to keep discipline, as across the city, abandoned plants are stripped by thieves. Skeleton Crew examines the casualties of commerce and the everyday people whose lives hang in the balance.
When: January 25 - February 18
Tuesday - Sunday, 7:30pm
Sunday (Preview), January 28, 4pm
Thursday (Perspectives), February 8, 1pm
Saturday, February 3 & 17, 2pm
Sunday, February, 4, 11 & 18, 2pm
MTC Engagement Events:
Pre-Show Discussions: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff and cast of the show to discuss the play, playwright and play’s themes on Wednesdays before the 7:30pm performances.
After Words: Join a member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening and Closing Nights.
Perspectives: The third Thursday of each show is the Perspectives matinee performance which includes a pre-show topical lecture. For Skeleton Crew, the Perspectives matinee is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2017 with the pre-show lecture beginning at 12:30pm, and the performance beginning at 1:00pm.
MTC After Hours: Following the 7:30pm performance on Saturday, February 10, join members of the audience and cast in the lobby to continue the conversation. Featuring music and drink specials.
Window on the Work: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff and cast of the show to discuss artistic and production elements of MTC’s production of Skeleton Crew at 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 16, at the Mill Valley Public Library.
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