The Skin of Our Teeth
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Greg Wallendal
A timeless statement about human foibles . . . and human endurance.
Time magazine called The Skin of Our Teeth "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains," as it broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. Here is a comedy about George Antrobus, his wife and two children, and their maid, Lily Sabina, all of Beloit, Wisconsin. George Antrobus is the average age American at grips with a destiny, sometimes sour, sometimes sweet. The Antrobuses have survived fire, flood, pestilence, the seven-year locusts, the ice age, the black pox and the double feature, a dozen wars and as many depressions. They run many a gamut, are as durable as radiators, and look upon the future with a disarming optimism. Alternately bewitched, befuddled and becalmed, they are the stuff of which heroes are made--heroes and buffoons. They are true offspring of Adam and Eve, victims of all the ills that flesh is heir to. They have survived a thousand calamities by the skin of their teeth. Here is a tribute to their indestructibility.
Produced by Beloit Memorial High School at 1225 4th Street
Performances: November 5, 6 and 12, 13, 2004, at 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices Student/Seniors - $4, Adults - $7
Call 608-361-3194 or 608-361-3195 for reservations or more information.