‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ shows positives

Published 12:05 am Friday, April 25, 2014

We live in a crazy world. From wars to floods, from cold snaps to heat waves, from death to birth, life can feel like a never ending merry-go-round.

This year’s Jefferson Street Youth Dinner Theater takes on life’s ups and downs in Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth.”

Set in Excelsior, N.J., this play is an allegory of mankind’s struggle from creation to today.  Mr. Antrobus (Trey Hand) and Mrs. Antrobus (Clara Wimberly, Rachel Benoit), their two children, Henry (James Allen Coley) and Gladys (Anna Rodriguez), along with their maid, Sabina (Maggie Kelly, Sarah Rodriguez), journey through fantastic, and often hilarious, adventures, which are reminiscent of Old Testament stories.

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Throughout the play it becomes evident that, although flawed and destructive, the human race ultimately has the strength and resiliency to rebuild itself.

Wilder’s play will leave us understanding more about ourselves and our potential to change the world for the better.

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday in the Family Life Center of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, 511 Jefferson St., for a tasty meal of roast pork loin, green beans, wild rice pilaf, roll and apple cake while watching “The Skin of Our Teeth.”

Admission is: adults $16, youth $12 and children $6. Childcare will be provided.

Seniors appearing in “The Skin of Our Teeth” are Rachel Benoit, Sarah Rodriguez and Clara Wimberly.


Linda Rodriguez