Acclaimed Skeleton Crew Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater

News   Acclaimed Skeleton Crew Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater
 
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that its sold-out production of Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew will transfer Off-Broadway to the company's mainstage theatre. Performances of the world premiere began Jan. 6 at Atlantic Stage 2 and continue through Feb. 14.

Skeleton Crew, helmed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will begin performances at the Linda Gross Theater May 13 with an official opening night slated for May 19. The return engagement will play through June 19.

The ensemble cast features Jason Dirden (A Raisin in the Sun), Wendell B. Franklin (Speak Truth to the Power), Lynda Gravatt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Nikiya Mathis (Milk Like Sugar) and Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!).

A scene from <i> Skeleton Crew</i>
A scene from Skeleton Crew Photo by Ahron R. Foster

Since opening Jan. 19, Morisseau’s Detroit drama has received a host of positive reviews. The play, centered on a makeshift family of workers at an auto plant, is the final installment of Morisseau's Detroit trilogy, which examines her hometown. "Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival," state press notes. "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, original songs by Jimmy "J.Keys" Keys, choreography by Adesola Osakalumi and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

Tickets can be purchased online at Atlantictheater.org or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111. Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th St., Manhattan.

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