‘Skeleton Crew,’ a Tale of Autoworkers in Hard-Hit Detroit

-On Stage at the Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theatre

Up next on the Paul Robeson Theatre stage is Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau and directed by PRT Artistic Director Paulette D. Harris At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers has to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under.

Shanita has to decide how she’ll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she’ll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy. The ensemble includes Christina Foster, Julius Land, Phil Davis, and Vernice Turner. Skeleton Crew opens January 19th and runs thru February 11th Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday matinee at 4pm with an audience talkback to follow the performance.

For more information call 716-884-2013 or to purchase tickets online, visit www.aaccbuffalo.org and for group information email paulrobesontheatrebuffalo@gmail.com

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