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Eastern to Present "The Skin of Our Teeth"

Written by Danielle Couture

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Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department and Drama Society will present "The Skin of Our Teeth," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder, in the Harry Hope Theatre in Shafer Hall. The play, directed by adjunct professor Jerry Winters, will run from Nov. 19-23 at 7:30 p.m., with a 4 p.m. matinee on Nov. 24. The public is invited. Admission is $5 for students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens; and $12 for the general public.

A social and political satire on the indomitable American spirit, Wilder wrote the play immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Winters has modernized the production to consider a contemporary audience.  The human dilemma and human spirit are presented boldly and bravely in the struggles for survival of the wildly wonderful characters of "The Skin of Our Teeth."

"The audience will experience the stage performance, as well as live 'framed moments,'" said Winters, who conceptualized the stage set up with set designer Kristen Morgan. "These moments will create a subtle through line about how the media both frames and manipulates our perception of disasters."

To reserve tickets for "The Skin of Our Teeth" call the University Box Office at (860) 465-5123. The box office will open one hour before showtime. Please note, reservations will be held until 15 minutes before the start of the show.  Unpaid tickets may be released at that time for purchase by other patrons.

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