Arts & Culture

UWF Department of Theatre presents “The Skin of Our Teeth”

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents “The Skin of Our Teeth”, a play by Thornton Wilder. Performances will be held April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82.

“The Skin of Our Teeth” follows the Antrobus family – George and Maggie who have been married for 5,000 years, their children, Gladys and Henry, and their maid, Sabina, as they prepare for and endure one world-ending catastrophe after another. Combining farce, burlesque, satire and elements of the comic strip, this play broke free of the established theatrical conventions of the time and went on to win the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The members of the Antrobus family are allegorical representations of the human race as a whole. The themes of transformation and rebuilding spoke volumes to contemporary audiences in the uncertainty of the Second World War and they are no less pertinent today. Through his work Wilder reminds the audience that no matter what tragedies may come, no matter how bleak the prospects, one must never discount the indestructibility of humanity.

Director Marci Duncan leads the student creative team of Maranda Straub, set design; Elizabeth Blanco, costume design; and Jennifer Cullen, lighting design.

Ticket prices are $18 per person for adults, $14 per person for senior citizens and active military, $12 per person for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff, and $7 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Tickets can be purchased at the CFPA Box Office, Building 82, 850.857.6285 or online at