The Skin of Our Teeth
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
at 2:00 PM
Theater Building, Kelsey Theater
Jeanne Tangren Hatle


The Skin of Our Teeth is a humorous and challenging celebration of our will to carry on, to quest, and to love each other until the very last moment—again and again.
Originally entitled, The Ends of the Worlds, Thornton Wilder won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for this American theater classic which Time magazine called, “a sort of ‘Hellzapoppin’ with Brains”. Lauded as groundbreaking theater, Wilder nearly won the Nobel Prize for The Skin of Our Teeth, until accusations that he’d plagiarized James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake took him out of the running.
This masterful mash-up of farce, burlesque, absurdist and satirical styles follows George and Maggie Antrobus, their perfect (??) children, and their saucy maid Sabina as they confront one end-of-days scenario after another. They survive an approaching ice age, a flood of Biblical proportion, and the throes of war--by the skin of their teeth—fueled only by their curiosity for life and their love for each other.
For tickets call the box office at 507-786-8987. Please visit the Theater Department's web site for additional information on the 2013-2014 theater season and for more ticket information.

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