“Skeleton Crew” @ Dobama Looks at Auto Workers Facing Unemployment

Wed 1/22-Sun 2/16

 Playwright Dominique Morisseau is from Detroit, and like legendary Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson, who used his hometown as his raw material, Morisseau has drawn on hers for her three-play cycle The Detroit Projects. The final play in the cycle, 2016’s Skeleton Crew, is steeped in Detroit’s story to the core: it concerns a group of auto workers facing the likely closure of their plant and what that will mean for their future and their families.

The first two plays in the cycle, Detroit 67 and Paradise Blue, were performed at Karamu in 2016 and 2018, respectively.  The final play in the cycle, 2016’s Skeleton Crew, is steeped in Detroit’s story to the core: it concerns a group of auto workers facing the likely closure of their plant and what that will mean for their future and their families. It’s a story that resonates with Northeast Ohio as well.

That play will have its Cleveland premiere at Dobama Theatre. Nina Domingue, who has acted, directed and created one-woman shows at Cleveland Public Theatre, Karamu and Talespinner Children’s Theatre, among others, directs a cast that includes Ananias J. Dixon, Robert Hunter, Lisa Louise Langford and Mary-Francis Miller.

Previews take place Wed 1/22 and Thu 1/23 with official opening Fri 1/24. It runs Thursdays-Sundays through Sun 2/16.

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