Bartlett Sher Revives Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth at Seattle's Intiman

News   Bartlett Sher Revives Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth at Seattle's Intiman The Light in the Piazza's Bartlett Sher stages Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, which starts performances April 28 at his Intiman Theatre in Seattle.
Howie Seago and Kristin Flanders in The Skin of our Teeth.
Howie Seago and Kristin Flanders in The Skin of our Teeth. Photo by Chris Bennion

The Tony Award-winning company's artistic director Sher directs the work, which will officially open May 4 for a run at the Washington state stage through June 2. Wilder's comedy The Skin of Our Teeth is about "a typical American family [who] live in a world continuously at risk of being trampled by a dinosaur, threatened by an iceberg, ravaged by a flood and ruined by war."

Annie Scurria (Singing Forest) and Howie Seago are joined in the ensemble by Kristin Flanders (Richard III) as well as actors and musicians Kelly Balch, Laurence Ballard, Amy Conant, Clayton Corzatte, Catherine E. Harris-White, David Hunter Koch, Ernest L. Pumphrey Jr., Chelsey Rives, Gregory Scott Rocha, Derek Schreck, Lucia Sher, J.D. Tracy and Kate Wisniewski.

The design team reunites Sher with his The Light in the Piazza collaborators Michael Yeargan (scenic) and Catherine Zuber (costume). The production also employs Marcus Doshi (lighting) and Peter John Still (composer and sound). Alyssa Keene serves as dialect coach, and Lisa Ann Chernoff is the stage manager.

The remainder of the season includes Craig Lucas' new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (June 12-July 18) and Lucas' new play Prayer for My Enemy (July 27-Aug. 26) — both directed by Sher — as well as Christopher Sergel's dramatization of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (Sept. 14-Oct. 28).

Tickets to The Skin of Our Teeth at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, can be purchased at (206) 269-1900. For more information, visit www.intiman.org.

J.D. Tracy, Howie Seago, Kelly Balch and Anne Scurria star in the Intiman Theatre's production of <i>The Skin of our Teeth</i>.
J.D. Tracy, Howie Seago, Kelly Balch and Anne Scurria star in the Intiman Theatre's production of The Skin of our Teeth. Photo by Chris Bennion
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