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Premiere Stages at Kean Uni- versity presents the New Jersey premiere of Skeleton Crew from July 13 to July 30 in the Zella Fry Theatre. Directed by John J. Wooten, the cast includes Patri- cia R. Floyd (Faye), Daniel Bois- rond (Dez), Kristen Adele (Sha- nita), and Shane Taylor (Reggie). “The play centers around four workers in an auto stamping plant in Detroit in 2008,” ex- plained Wooten. “It’s right be- fore the economy goes south. What’s so intriguing about it is that even though it takes place just less than 10 years ago, there’s a lot of things that are still happening that haven’t been solved. The unemploy- ment rate today may be un- der 5%, but the people that lost their jobs haven’t come back. One of the questions that comes out of that is if the unemployment number is back to where it was before the re- NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 24