UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” October 26-28 and November 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
The dogs are sticking to the sidewalks! The world is on the brink of disaster, the climate is changing, floods abound, shady politicians pander to mob mentality, and war threatens to destroy civil society. The plot of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1942 play, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” could have been snatched from today’s headlines.
This very relevant comic allegory tells the story of an ordinary American family who has survived all of human history. Dad has just invented the wheel, Mom has invented fried food, and their pet Mammoth and Dinosaur beg to be let in out of the cold. The unique theatrical style of the play creates a hilarious and poignant portrait of the human spirit and our ability to survive it all by the skin of our teeth.
The large cast features Corey Fern of Shakopee, Minn., as Mr. George Antrobus; Jana Knudsen of Prior Lake, Minn., as Mrs. Maggie Antrobus; Emma Patrice Johnson of Shoreview, Minn., as Sabina; Nathan Brown of Wyoming, Minn., as Henry Antrobus; Lynnia Alden of North Branch, Minn., as Gladys Antrobus; Nick Churchill of Minnetonka, Minn., as the Announcer; Mya Ennis of New Richmond as the Fortune Teller; and Daniel Davila of Plum City as Mr. Fitzpatrick.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for students with UWRF ID and others under 18. The Box Office, located in Kleinpell Fine Arts, will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning October 18. On performance nights the Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 715-425-3114, or online at marketplace.uwrf.edu.