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Skeleton Crew Recommended The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 3 2018

In Dominique Morisseau’s 2014 drama set in a Detroit auto parts plant during the Great Recession, Faye (Jacqueline Williams), who has been on the job for decades, must lead her coworkers through an imminent plant closure while keeping her own woes private. Young and impatient Dez (Bernard Gilbert), pregnant overachiever Shanita (AnJi White), and burdened foreman Reggie (Kelvin Roston Jr.) are all similarly multi-dimensional characters who serve to drive home the tragedy of the lives ruined by the failure of industry in America. Set designer Scott Davis uses kinetic girders and cranes that literally loom over the break-room setting to lend gravity and grandeur to a very personal, human story. Ron OJ Parson directed. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $30-$76

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