NOW PLAYING > The Skin of Our Teeth

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Michael Kidney

Fridays and Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, March 8, 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Exploring the folly of mankind in an epic romp

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth at the Heights Players

"We came through the depression by the skin of our teeth – thatŐs true – one more tight squeeze like that and where will we be?"

The Heights Players is proud to present the 1942 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thorton Wilder. The Skin of Our Teeth is an epic romp combining farce, burlesque and satire exploring the many follies of mankind.  Will mankind ever learn lessons from mistakes made?  Join us in March to find out!

The Skin of Our Teeth chronicles the trials and tribulations of mankind as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from the Ice Age to flood to war. The play begins in fictional, Excelsior New Jersey, following the seemingly normal and happy "Everyman" family, the Antrobuses, and their maid Sabina. Soon they are faced with the perils of the world before them when an iceberg threatens to destroy all of mankind. The action then moves to Atlantic City, where Mr. Antrobus has just been elected President of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Mammals, Subdivision Human.  But again, mankind is threatened by an oncoming deluge. Finally the story wraps up back in the Antrobus home where a seven-year long war has just ended. The Skin of Our Teeth comes fully equipped with a domesticated dinosaur and mammoth, an off-the-wall Fortune Teller and raucous conveeners, as well as Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel.

The cast includes Dina Grilli (Sabina), Malary Nicoletti (Mrs. Antrobus), R.L. Swartz (Mr. Antrobus), Bobby Latrenta (Henry), Erin Hanraty (Gladys), Courtney Cahen (Fortune Teller, Miss E. Muse), Noah Mefford (Announcer),  Ray Wagner (Fitzpatrick), Tim Fasano (Telegraph Boy, Conveener, Bailey), Meghan Hindmarch (Miss T. Muse, Broadcast Official, Ivy), Tony Artiga (Moses, Chair Pusher, Tremayne), Jill Lewis-Kelly (Miss M. Muse, Conveener, Hester), Alyson Ryan Fuchs (Mammoth, Weather Girl), Hilary Goldman (Dinosaur, Conveener), Kari Soustiel (Homer, Conveener), Adrian Miranda (Doctor, Conveener), Ed Healy (Professor, Bingo Caller).

At the helm of the Arc, making his Heights Players Directorial debut is veteran, Michael Kidney. His staff includes Jason Schulof (Assistant Director), Amanda Mendez (Production Stage Manager),  Gary VanderPutten and Paul Keim (Set Design), Kazuko Oguma (Lighting Design), Aurora Dreger (Costume Design), Cameron McIntosh (Sound Design),  Jan VanderPutten (Properties), Leo C. Contrino (Lighting Consultant).

Join us for this multimillennial parade of catastrophes both natural and manmade. Performance dates are March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m., and March 8, 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and children under 18. Reservations can be made by calling (718) 237-2752 or by clicking here (24-hour notice for online reservations, please).