WARREN, NJ – The drama, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” by Thornton Wilder, was presented by the student theater program, “Script & Cue,” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19, 20 and 21, in the Performing Arts Center at Watchung Hills Regional High School.
A matinee performance for senior citizens was also presented on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The Skin of Our Teeth was first published in 1942, and first performed on Oct. 15, 1942, at the Shubert Theater, New Haven, Conn. It was first performed on Broadway on Nov. 18, 1942. The leading role of Sabrina was originated by the actress, Tallulah Bankhead, and her performance earned her a Variety Award for Best Actress as well as the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actress of the Year.
The part of Sabrina in the Watchung Hills performance was played by Judy Tounsi. Other lead roles included: Charles Buscarino as Mr. Antrobus and Victoria Magali as Mrs. Antrobus; Ryan Prestera as Mr. Fitzpatrick; Blake Shapiro as Gladys; David Kalwicz as Henry; Alex Bird as Announcer 1 and Homer; Eric Bautista as Announcer 2 and Professor; BrigitaPrzybylski as Dinosaur; Derek Prestera and Jillian Ferrara as Mammoth; Sam Sinnott as Telegraph Boy; Julia Sluyter as Fortune Teller; Leinwand as Broadcast Official 1 and Kira Anchel Dhir as Broadcast Official 2; Caitlin Iannella as Ivy; Julia Piela as Hester and Lynsey Stanicki as Miss E Muse.
Direction and Set design was by Douglas Eaton. Scenic Artist was Kate Griffin. Costume Design was by Gail DeCicco. Lighting Design and Technical Director was Chris Valenti. Hair and Make-up was by Amelia Stapperfenne.
Wilder is an American playwright and novelist who lived from 1897 to 1975. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for The Skin of Our Teeth, he also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1938 for the classic American play, “Our Town,” and in 1928 for the novel, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey.”