Skeleton Crew Opens Tonight

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The Atlantic Theater Company production officially kicks off its return engagement Off-Broadway.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Dominique Morisseau
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Dominique Morisseau

Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, helmed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, officially opens its return engagement May 19 at the Linda Gross Theater following previews that began May 13. The production played a sold-out run earlier this year and later announced a spring transfer to the company's mainstage, where it now plays 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

The acclaimed 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 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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