Westport Country Playhouse, Westport: Set in a kitchenette within a Detroit auto factory, Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” focuses on four workers who talk about life and disturbing rumors during their breaks. They ask their union representative, Faye, if it’s true that the factory plans on closing down. She skirts the issue because she has already agreed with management not to say anything. Conflict is immediately established, but there’s far more to come in a good play about moral fabric, community unity, and social justice.
Dez is planning on eventually earning enough money to buy his own business. Shanita, who is very pregnant, works hard and tries to make herself indispensable to guarantee a steady income and a good life for her unborn child. Faye is just trying to survive.