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Cast Announced for Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” at the Geffen Playhouse

May 8, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its Los Angeles Premiere production of Skeleton Crew, the third and finalinstallment in Dominique Morisseau’s award-winning three-play cycle, The Detroit Project. The play features Amari Cheatom (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) as Dez, Caroline Stefanie Clay (Broadway’s The Little Foxes) as Faye, Kelly McCreary (Grey’s Anatomy) as Shanita and D.B. Woodside (Lucifer) as Reggie. Patricia McGregor will direct. 
 
Previews for Skeleton Crew begin Tuesday, June 5 in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse with opening night set for Wednesday, June 13. The show closes Sunday, July 8. 
 
Skeleton Crew follows four co-workers—Faye, Dez, Reggie and Shanita—at a Detroit auto factory in 2008. The play highlights the layered relationships and drama of blue-collar workers navigating the instability and uncertainty in their personal lives and at work. Each character’s patience and loyalty are tested as the plant’s future comes into question and they are forced to make hard choices to ensure their individual survival. Morisseau’s masterful command of dialect and dialogue brings depth and authenticity to a story about the very local implications of global change. 
 
Skeleton Crew, the final play in Morisseau’s three-play cycle that includes Detroit ’67 and Paradise Blue, had its world premiere in 2016 at New York’s Atlantic Theater Company. In 2017, McGregor directed Washington D.C.’s Studio Theatre production of Skeleton Crew, in which Clay also starred.

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