Ruben Santiago-Hudson to Helm Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Starring Broadway Vets

News   Ruben Santiago-Hudson to Helm Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Starring Broadway Vets
 
Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, to be helmed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. 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 set to begin previews Jan. 6, 2016, with an official opening night scheduled for Jan. 19. The Off-Broadway engagement will play through Feb. 14 at Atlantic Stage 2.

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

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 most recently staged the world premieres of Morisseau’s Paradise Blue and his own play, Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine

Skeleton Crew will feature scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rui Rita, original music and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz, choreography by Adesola Osakalumi and casting by Caparelliotis Casting. Tickets will be available starting Dec. 23 and can be purchased online at Atlantictheater.org or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111. Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th St.

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