The Antrobus family hangs on by the ‘Skin of Our Teeth’

July 03. 2018 2:32PM

These aren't your typical family problems. 
PETERBOROUGH - The Peterborough Players next stages the Pulitzer prize-winning comedy “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Peterborough's most famous playwright, Thornton Wilder (1897-1975).

To run through Sunday, July 15, the play hinges on George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, N.J., a suburban, commuter-town couple who have been married for 5,000 years and bear more than a casual resemblance to Adam and Eve.

Then there's their children: Gladys (perfect in every way, of course) and Henry (who likes to throw rocks and was formerly known as Cain). Rounding out the cast of characters is the family's garrulous maid, Sabina (the eternal seductress), who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity (“I don't understand a word of this play!”).

Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, George and his redoubtable family somehow manage to survive - by the skin of their teeth.

Tickets are $42. For more information, visit peterboroughplayers.org or call 924-7585.


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