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The Skin of Our Teeth

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The Skin of Our Teeth

Please note: this production’s run time is 2 hours, 38 minutes including (2) 10-minute intermissions

Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize, this theatrical masterpiece is a wildly entertaining and thought-provoking explosion of time and space. Meet the Antrobus family of contemporary and prehistoric New Jersey as they narrowly escape one disaster after another—dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, the Ice Age, world war, climate change—whether George Antrobus is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, he and his formidable family somehow manage to survive.

Written by three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner David Auburn (Proof; BTG: The Petrified Forest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), The Skin of our Teeth is an optimistic tribute to the invincibility of the human spirit.

“If you’re one of those benighted souls who suffer from the delusion that all the best theater is in New York, these undertakings should make you think twice.”
–Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Danny Johnson delivers…Ariana Venturi’s performance of Sabina is both strong and amusing…Tony Award winner Harriet Harris is flawless…amusing and thought provoking play”
–Marc Savitt, BroadwayWorld

“an invigorating, hugely entertaining, smarty directed and acted production” –Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

“charges forward with enthusiasm and ambition…contemporary and relevant”
–Fred Sokol, TalkinBroadway

“Ariana Venturi, dazzles…Lynnette R. Freeman, is tour-de-force…Danny Johnson was a powerhouse…Tony Award-Winner Harriet Harris, plays Mrs. Antrobus with the same nuances and sly comedy that area audiences love her for. –Mark Auerbach, The Westfield News

“I happily applaud this stage triumph.”–Peter Bergman, TheBerkshireEdge

“vital, textually-focused production” –Dan Dwyer, OffScript

“highly entertaining revival” –Steve Vineberg, CriticsAtLarge

“five stars”–Bob Verini, NY Stage Review

Production Notes

by Thornton Wilder
directed by David Auburn

scenic design by Bill Clarke
costume design by Hunter Kaczorowski
lighting design by Daniel J. Kotlowitz
sound design by resident composer, Scott Killian
wig, hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street

Previews: Thursday, July 11 at 7pm and Friday, July 12 at 8pm
Opening/Press Night: Saturday, July 13 at 8pm
Closing: Saturday, August 3 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $66

Sponsored by: The Red Lion Inn, The Westfield News Group, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Shubert Foundation


Lauren Baez Muse, Conveneer, Chair Pusher, Usher Bailey Lauren Baez
Lynnette Freeman Homer, Fortune Teller, Ivy Lynnette Freeman
Marcus Gladney Henry Marcus Gladney
Harriet Harris Mrs. Antrobus Harriet Harris
Danny Johnson Mr. Antrobus Danny Johnson
Ralph Petillo Moses, Bingo Caller, Mr. Tremayne Ralph Petillo
Claire Saunders Gladys Claire Saunders
Marjie Shrimpton Muse, Telegraph Boy, Hester Marjie Shrimpton
Matt Sullivan Stage Manager, Broadcast Official Matt Sullivan
Ariana Venturi Sabina Ariana Venturi
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