Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Repertory Company presents The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s 1943 Pulitzer Prize winning play about hope and determination in an ever-changing, sometimes conflicted, world. This timeless classic, directed by Jerry Winters, runs from December 2-11 and involves a cast of 17 talented teens from across central Connecticut . 

            Thornton Wilder wrote The Skin of Our Teeth at a time when newspaper headlines were dominated by stories of the Second World War, and he used farce and satire to investigate the power and possibilities of optimism during tough times. Oddfellows’ teenage cast recounts the extraordinary journey of the Antrobus family, their survival of the Ice Age, Noah’s Flood, World Wars, and, of course, makeup, slingshots, and burlesque.

            As the modern world lives through its own difficult and challenging days, The Skin of Our Teeth again serves as a testament of faith in humanity. This funny, whimsical, and poignant tale remains an important chronicle of the joys and disappointments of the human experience.          

            A “can-can” preview of The Skin of Our Teeth will be performed on December 2 at 7 pm . All tickets are “pay-what-you-can,” and audience members are asked to bring a canned or nonperishable food item for the Amazing Grace food pantry. Additional performances are on December 3, 4, 10, & 11 at 8 pm . All performances will be held at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street , in Middletown , CT. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors, except on December 2. For more information or reservations, please call (860) 347-6143.

              Major support for Oddfellows’ 2004-2005 season comes from the State Department of Education, CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, Middlesex United Way , Middletown Commission on the Arts, The J. Walton Bissell Foundation, and the Middletown Foundation for the Arts.


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