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November 29, 2021 – December 5, 2021


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By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Vivienne Benesch

Destroy. Rebuild. Rinse and Repeat…until we get it right!

When you’ve been married as long as the Antrobuses—5,000 years!—of course your life will include run-ins with dinosaurs, mammoths, Plato, and Moses. This season, celebrate Thornton Wilder’s 125th birthday with “one of the friskiest and liveliest plays” ever written, and take a brand new look at an “average American family” from the Ice Age to a post-apocalyptic Dawn.

The Skin of Our Teeth featured Ray Dooley in his final performance as a PlayMakers Company member.

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Celebrating 125 Years of Thornton Wilder

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Sep 15 2021

Meet Thornton Wilder

More than just a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, this 20th-century Renaissance man seemed to excel at everything he put his hand to, from language to lyrics to military intelligence.

Oct 15 2021

New Season, New Faces

Meet the new members of our resident acting company/ joining us for “The Skin of Our Teeth” and the next three years. No need to hold your applause!

Oct 22 2021

Director Short: ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

VIVIENNE BENESCH QUICK FACTS HOMETOWN: New York City FIRST SHOW: monologues from Moliere’s “The Miser” in French FIRST PROFESSIONAL CREDIT: “The Skin of Our Teeth” at Chautauqua Theater Company Q: How did you become a theatre person?

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