Beaumont Theater / Directions

Previews begin Thursday, March 31! Opening night is Monday, April 25.  

Recipient of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Thornton Wilder’s visionary masterpiece THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH illuminates the endurance of the human spirit as it follows the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey, as they persevere through an Ice Age, a biblical flood, and war.

The production will coincide with the 125th anniversary of Mr. Wilder’s birth and will mark the Beaumont and Broadway debuts of LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is a play for RIGHT NOW,” said Ms. Blain-Cruz.  “It’s a title that has been in my consciousness for a long time and while searching for the perfect play with which to make my Beaumont debut I re-read it.  I was so deeply moved by Thornton Wilder’s story of a family going through apocalypse after apocalypse, over, and over, and over again - and the urgency to get back up and try again. The necessity and beauty of the power of language and stories to heal and move people forward is what we need now more than ever, and The Skin of Our Teeth more than fills that need."

Casting to be announced at a later date.