Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bisbee's Obscure Productions and Cochise College's Theatre Workshop present "The Skin of Our Teeth"

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Sent: Nov 21, 2012 4:44 AM
Subject: The Skin of Our Teeth

Thornton Wilder fans won't want to miss a pair of special events coming to Bisbee and Sierra Vista this December. Bisbee's Obscure Productions has teamed up with Cochise College's Theatre Workshop to produce "The Skin of Our Teeth," showing the first two weekends in December. In between those performances, award-winning author Tom Miller will give a presentation about the 18 months Wilder himself spent in southeast Arizona during the early 1960s.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" was written in 1942 and won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for drama. According to the official Wilder website, the play combines "farce, burlesque, and satire, and elements of the comic strip," and the plot "depicts an Everyman Family as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from the Ice Age to flood to war." In each disastrous scenario, the story explains, we've managed to survive — by the skin of our teeth.

The play will be on stage at the Central School Project in Old Bisbee. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8. Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9.
Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Atalanta's Music and Books, the Bisbee Food Coop, by mail or by credit card over the phone, or $12 at the door, and just $6 for children and students with an ID at the door.
Contact Bisbee's Obscure Productions at (520) 432-2901 or The production is also supported by Central School Project and the Bisbee 1000.

On Dec. 4, Miller's "Thornton Wilder's Arizona Days" presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista Public Library. It is open to the public and sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.
After 18 months in Douglas, beginning in 1962, Wilder left the area rejuvenated by his relative anonymity and returned east with his literary skills re-energized. This unknown slice of Arizona's recent past reveals the crossroads of a Cochise County town with the American literary establishment. For more information about Miller's presentation, call (520) 458-4225 .

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