Since earth began and life arose, humanity has overcome unbelievable obstacles, if only by the skin of its teeth. UCA Theatre is bringing these momentous achievements in history to life with the Thornton Wilder play, “The Skin of Our Teeth.”
The play opens tonight with another production tomorrow night. More performances are scheduled for April 14-16. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are performed in the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center.
The drama, directed by associate professor of theater Kevin Browne, depicts the human struggles that occurred during the Ice Age, the Great Flood, the Great Depression and major wars. Going even farther back in time, the play chronicles the discovery of fire, overcoming the bubonic plague and surviving an invasion of locusts.
For history buffs, or those just curious about the history of mankind, this play is a lively examination of human resilience through all kinds of hardships. Because of the extreme situations of the play, it relies heavily on surrealistic elements to show the different events, which can be an interesting experience.
Students can pick up two free tickets from the Reynolds Performance Hall box office with a valid student I.D. All other tickets are $8 each.