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Skeleton Crew
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Presented by Forward Theater


by Dominique Morisseau
September 6 - 23, 2018

Wisconsin Premiere

Directed by Jake Penner

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Faye, Dez, and Shanita are a tight-knit family of workers navigating the likelihood of losing their jobs, while their foreman Reggie is torn between his team and his career.

As power dynamics shift, they are all pushed to the limits of forgiveness. When the line between blue-collar and white- collar gets blurred, how much are they willing to risk for each other?

“Like Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson before her, Morisseau creates characters who don't merely speak, they sing with the vernacular of their community. Rarely has dialogue ever felt so much like eavesdropping on an actual conversation." –

CAST: Marti Gobel (Faye), Di’Monte Henning (Reggie), Sherrick Robinson (Dez), Candace Thomas (Shanita)

Sponsored by: ATC, Sybil & Maurice Better, Custer Plumb Financial Services, Boardman Clark, The Cap Times

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