Upper School Spring Play, The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
April 26 - 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater
Join this cast and crew of forty one as they take you on a journey through time and space without ever leaving New Jersey! Come see a student designed set that fits together like a puzzle and is built to survive an ice age, a flood and a war. Meet Dolly The Dino and Frederick The Woolly Mammoth, our favorite family pets.
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. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire (among other styles), Thornton Wilder creates an Eternal Family that narrowly escape one disaster after another, from ancient times to the present. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp), as they overcome life's cataclysmic events — by the skin of their teeth.
Director: Robbie Harrison