Dorset Theatre Festival Presents “Skeleton Crew”

(Dorset, VT– June 7, 2018) Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, presents Dominique Morisseau’s SKELETON CREW, directed by Jade King Carroll, with a case that includes Brenda Pressley (The Lyons) as “Faye,” Leland Fowler (Henry V) as “Dez,” Mirirai Sithole (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play) as “Shanita,” and Gabriel Lawrence (“Madam Secretary”) as “Reggie.”

SKELETON CREW will begin performances July 19, 2018 at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251), and will run through August 4, 2018.

In Dominique Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?

Leland Fowler, Brenda Pressley, director Jade King Carroll, Mirirai Sithole, and Gabriel Lawrence.

“Dominique’s Detroit trilogy tells one of the most important and compelling stories of our times. Her work is brave, joyous, and impossible to forget. I am honored to be able to bring this amazing play to this region,” said Dina Janis.

Skeleton Crew features scenic design by Kristen Robinson, costumes by Alice Tavener, lighting by Michael Giannitti, sound design by Karin Graybash, and projection design by Joey Moro. The stage manager is Emely Zepeda.

Subscriptions for the 2018 Summer Season and single tickets are on sale now. The box office may be reached by calling (802) 867-2223 ext. 101, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 6 pm. For more information, or to purchase subscriptions and tickets online, visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.

Dorset Theatre Festival is sponsored for its 41st season by Manchester Designer Outlets.

ABOUT DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL

Dorset Theatre Festival’s mission is to create bold, innovative, and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, and economically diverse region: enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring our audience through the celebration of great plays. We aim to redefine the landscape of theatre by presenting thought-provoking productions drawn from the new and classic canon, as well as through the development of new plays, new audiences, and new artists for the future of American theater. We produce theatre that matters

 

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