Review by Kathleen Campion 23 January 2016 It is 2008 and the Great Recession is rolling over Detroit. The government bailout, which actually did save the US auto industry when it arrived much later in the C-suites, comes too late to bail out the paycheck-to-paycheck lifers struggling on the factory floor.
Dominique Morisseau makes her playwriting debut with Skeleton Crew, which will receive its Broadway premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in winter 2022. The play was selected as a Critics' Pick in The New York Times, and will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity.