Playwright Dominique Morisseau and Tony® and Obie Award winning actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson team up with Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) to present the world premiere of Morisseau ’s play Skeleton Crew.
Yesterday’s performance felt like an epic moment in history. Not only did we have black Broadway royalty collaborating to produce Fences, August Wilson’s most famous play, but yesterday marked the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Martin Luther King Jr and August Wilson were surely smiling down from heaven on The Greene Space of New York City, applauding everyone’s efforts. The work being done here is important. Fences is August Wilson’s most acclaimed masterpiece, and it is the show that garnered him the title of “Black Shakespeare.” No question, this high work of art is theatre (and black theatre) at it’s finest.
Last night was a blast! The Greene Space was small enough to be intimate, but large enough to not feel cramped. People of all shades sat in the audience in anticipation of the first recording in August Wilson’s Century Cycle-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.