Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Opens Tonight Off-Broadway

News   Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
The world premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, helmed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, officially opens Jan. 19 at the Atlantic Theater Company, following previews that began Jan. 6. Featured among the cast are Broadway actors Lynda Gravátt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Jason Dirden (A Raisin in the Sun).

Skeleton Crew is scheduled to play Off-Broadway through Feb. 14 at Atlantic Stage 2.

The cast also includes Wendell B. Franklin, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi.

Jason DIrden and Nikiya Mathis
Jason DIrden and Nikiya Mathis Photo by Ahron Foster

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?"

Tony-winning actor and director Santiago-Hudson staged the world premieres of Morisseau’s Paradise Blue and his own play, Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine

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 or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111. Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th St.

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