The Antioch College Performance Program will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” by Thornton Wilder, beginning with a “pay-what-you-can” preview on Thursday, Aug. 27. The show opens Friday, Aug. 28, and runs through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29–30. On Aug. 28, an open house will celebrate one year of the Foundry Theater, preceding that night’s performance at 6:30 p.m. All performances begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and non-Antioch college students.
“The Skin of Our Teeth” was written in the years between the Great Depression and World War II. It narrates the story of the Antrobus family, who weather several catastrophes, including an ice age brought on by an encroaching glacier, a destructive flood and a devastating war. Wilder won the Pulitzer for this unique take on human history.
This is the second full-length play directed by a faculty member within the Performance Program since the re-opening of the college. Louise Smith, associate professor of performance, is directing a cast that includes students Sean Allen, Hannah Priscilla Craig, Jack Hassler, Cole Gentry, Alli King, Malka Berro, Soleil Sykes, Katherine Schule, Isabelle Segadelli, Marcell Vanarsdale, Meli Osanya, Alana Guth, Will Brown and Gaerin Warman-Szvoboda; visual arts faculty member Michael Casselli; and community member Abi Katz-Stein. Antioch alumna Dr. Jill Summerville is providing dramaturgical assistance. Amanda Egloff, Foundry Theater technical director, is designing the lighting and set.