Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-Winning 'The Skin of Our Teeth' to Be Staged at BC

October 16, 2015


Theatre at Bridgewater College will present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth at Bridgewater College Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 in Cole Hall.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 - 31 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 1. A post-performance discussion will follow the performance on Friday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-BC students. Call 540-828-5631 for more information.

Dr. Scott Cole, associate professor of theater, is directing The Skin of Our Teeth. This production is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Completed by Wilder less than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, The Skin of Our Teeth broke from established theatrical conventions and was awarded the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The play centers on George and Maggie Antrobus, who live in a suburban New Jersey town. Married for 5,000 years, the couple bear more than a casual resemblance to the first husband and wife, Adam and Eve. Whether he is inventing the alphabet or saving the world from Apocalypse, George and his family somehow manage to survive – by the skin of their teeth.

Members of the cast include:

Julianna Brooks, a freshman English major, from Aspers, Pa.;

Whitney Lee DeBilzan, a senior English major with a minor in theater, from Afton, Va.;

Autumn Marie Harper, a freshman art major, from Port Republic, Va.;

Jordan M. Haugh, a senior music major with a minor in theater, from Frederick, Md.;

Emily A. Leweke, a sophomore English major, from Blue Ridge, Va.;

Chandler Parker, a sophomore biology major with a minor in neuroscience, from Lexington Park, Md.;

Carrie Pascoe, a freshman liberal studies major, from Radford, Va.;

Christopher Potvin, a senior physics and mathematics major, from Snow Hill, Md.;

RJ Southers, a sophomore psychology and sociology double major, from Stanley, Va.; and

Kai Sutherland, a senior global studies major with a minor in theater, from Chesapeake, Va.

Members of the production crew include:

Alexis Gray, a sophomore psychology major with a minor in theater, from Charlotte, N.C., as stage manager;

Arika L. Hoban, a senior psychology major, from Stafford, Va., as assistant costume designer;

Stephanie Holden, a freshman biology major, from Glen Allen, Va., as assistant stage manager; and

Demetra Young, a senior music major, from Boones Mill, Va., as property assistant and assistant carpenter.

Also working with the production are members of the local community. Shannon Dove on set design, Holly Labbe on costume design, Christopher Michael on set painting and David Vogel on light design.