Cat Parker Directs Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
What happens when you bring together veterans of Broadway, Network News and Daytime Television to stage Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth? Brilliance!
The Thornton Society writes that Time magazine originally called The Skin of Our Teeth "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains," as it broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama.
Thornton Wilder uses multiple genres to tell the story of an American family living through one disaster after another, from the Ice Age to floods and war. At every twist, at every turn, at every moment when you think all is lost, the spirit of survival combined with hope for a better future wins the day!
NYIT award-winner and one of Indie Theatre's "People of the Year," Cat Parker, Founder and Director of the award-winning Articulate Theater Company, breaks away from tradition and is inspired by Wilder by using multiple mediums. Ms. Parker brings together a team of veterans from Broadway, Network News and Daytime Television to stage this AEA production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth for a 21st Century audience.
George Allison, Set Designer, has designed over 200 Off-Broadway theatre productions and had a 10-year run as Senior Production Designer for ABC News, including award-winning works for Good Morning America. Mr. Allison has designed a set that is true to Wilder's vision and yet perfect for today's audience. He creates a home that is anywhere USA, so the audience is right at home as the play begins to unfold. He then expertly designs Atlantic City, capturing the carnival of yesterday and today.
Tony nominated and Obie award winning Lighting Designer, Dennis Parichy, has designed lights professionally for Broadway, Off- and Off-Off Broadway. His years with Circle Rep Theater designing for Lanford Wilson and Marshall Mason makes him a perfect fit for Articulate Theatre's style. Dennis' use of lights brings you right into the storm and you experience it right along with the actors!
Eric Siegel's masterful Video Design bridges the past and present by skillfully showing how history does indeed repeat itself, and how the words of 1942 are very much alive today. Eric is a veteran television and film director, art director, and production designer, who provides creative and technical leadership to the world's most prestigious program producers, including ABC, CBS, PBS, and HBO television networks. His work has been recognized with 11 Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Eric's real life work experience on election nights and at town hall meetings and political debates, adds additional strength and authenticity to Cat Parker's expert direction, bringing alive the political moments of Wilder's words.
Leading the cast is Broadway and daytime television actress, Joanne Dorian, with Broadway credits that include Arms and the Man (directed by John Malkovich, starring Kevin Kline and Raul Julia), as well as daytime drama credits that include starring in the iconic role of Viki Lord Riley on One Life To Live. The cast also includes David Palmer Brown, Jennifer Wilson McGuire, Diane Terrusa and Peter Collier.
If you can only go to one Thornton Wilder production this year, you do not want to miss this very creative production that will make you laugh and ponder, and leave you impressed by the talents of this very talented and creative theater company.
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