Pulitzer Prize Winning Play
The Skin of Our Teeth
May 17 - June 20, 2016
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
This comedic masterpiece spans the entirety of history, with one ordinary American family who lives through it all. Dad’s just invented the wheel, Cain is throwing rocks at the neighbor kid, mammoths and dinosaurs lounge in the family room and mom frets about how to get all those animals on the boat two by two.
Through Ice Ages, biblical floods and political conventions, the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey perseveres. With a giant cast and time-set across the ages, this theatrical allegory captures the human spirit – of brilliance, idiocy and ultimately sweet survival.
“Hilarious, imaginative, creative, satirical and exciting … Fearlessly rendered by Artists Repertory Theatre, this laugh-a-second, multi-millennia mindbender shouldn’t be missed…”
“(Director Dàmaso) Rodríguez keeps the pace swift and rhythmic even when the stage gets jam-packed, and the show looks as smart and playful as a ten-gallon hat on a two-gallon head can look.”
“…Wilkerson’s expansive scenic design … brilliantly defies the odds: if the stage were blown out any further, it’s be slopping over onto Burnside Street.”
“It is wild, disconcerting, imaginative, thought-provoking, heart-breaking, breaks all the rules of conventional theatre and, most importantly, it works!”