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The Skin of Our Teeth (February 1 - 18, 2018) | Studio 58, Langara College | Thursday, 01. February 2018

It's not the end of the world...or is it?

Supported by the Theatre Arts Advisory Committee

February 1 ­‐ 18, 2018
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Sarah Rodgers
Composer and Musical Director Joelysa Pankanea
Set Design by David Roberts
Costume Design by Sheila White
Lighting Design by Itai Erdal

Thornton Wilder won three Pulitzers — the only author to win for a novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and two plays, Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, which was written just before America entered WWII. The play is about fortitude and the fate of humanity. The Skin of Our Teeth takes place in a prehistoric world and the New Jersey suburbs. The Antrobus family – George and Maggie, their children, Gladys and Henry, Sabina, a maid who is also George’s mistress, and their pet dinosaur and Woolly Mammoth – survive flood, fire, wars, pestilence, the ice age and the black pox. Combining tragedy with comedy, wit, intelligence and imagination, the play, as Francis Fergusson wrote, is a “marriage of Plato and Groucho Marx.”

“It has been my dream to direct a classic Thornton Wilder play and The Skin of Our Teeth is a favourite piece of mine. This play is an allegory about the life of mankind and when first produced broke nearly every established theatrical convention - today its dark themes about the cycle of disasters seems even more timely and appropriate.”
– Sarah Rodgers