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Skeleton Crew at Farmers Alley Theatre

Dates: (3/7/2024 - 3/17/2024 )


Farmers Alley Theatre

221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Kalamazoo,MI 49007

Phone: 269-343-2727

Tickets: Tickets start at $40

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Detroit, Michigan. 2008. What do you do when the industry that has supported you, your family, and your entire region threatens to close up and go away?In the breakroom of the last small auto plant still standing, a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each is pushed to the limits of survival.

This gripping play explores how loyalties and survival collide when a world — our world — changes. Inspired by August Wilson’s Century Cycle, Dominique Morisseau’s bold and compassionate new play is part of The Detroit Project play cycle. It is poetic and powerful.

This production is helmed by returning guest director Dee Dee Batteast and is brought to life by a superb cast of performers. Farmers Alley Theatre is thrilled to welcome back critically-acclaimed actor Dwandra Nickole Lampkin as Faye. Dwandra, also a professor at Western Michigan University, was previously seen in Farmers Alley Theatre’s productions of The Christians, Clybourne Park, and Doubt, A Parable. Her one-woman show The Conviction of Lady Lorraine was also produced by the theatre. Joining her are WMU graduate Jessica Krolik as Shanita, Detroit based performer Dan Johnson as Reggie, and local actor Xavier D. Bolden as Dez.

Skeleton Crew runs for just two weekends from March 7 to March 17, 2024. Tickets start at $40. $10 rush tickets are offered for all performances starting 1 hour prior to curtain (subject to availability, theatergoers must be present at the box office). Student ticket pricing is $15 for all shows. Preview performance tickets on Thursday, March 7th are $25. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling the Box Office at (269) 343-2727.


Ages: Skeleton Crew contains strong language and adult themes. Farmers Alley Theatre does not offer further advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 269.343.2727

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Farmers Alley Theatre is at 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo MI 49007, Kalamazoo, MI.

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