...November 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 8 PM in their new performance venue 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy. Suite 383 Lansing Mall (the former Tequila Cowboy). Tickets are $15 at the door or online, https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/ixion-ensemble/skeleton-crew-11352. For more information email mailto:email@example.com call 517.775.4246.
This show is generously sponsored by Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives
Skeleton Crew is the third in Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy. At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office.
Skeleton Crew is directed by Ixion Artistic Director jeff croff. It features the talented ensemble of Rose Cooper, Daniel Bonner, Regina Hurd and Pulsar Award winning actor Markitwia Jackson.
"We're thrilled to finally bring this powerful and relevant script to Lansing," observes croff. "Ms. Morisseau's script not only shines a light on Detroit, but also on the struggles and dignity of union workers."
This production was first planned for March of 2020, but was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic.