James Vincent Meredith, Priscilla Lopez, Roslyn Ruff, More Will Star in Broadway's The Skin of Our Teeth | Playbill

Broadway News James Vincent Meredith, Priscilla Lopez, Roslyn Ruff, More Will Star in Broadway's The Skin of Our Teeth

The upcoming Lincoln Center Theater production of the Thornton Wilder play begins previews in April.

James Vincent Meredith, Priscilla Lopez, and Roslyn Ruff

The cast is set for Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, which will begin previews at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater April 1 with opening night set for April 25.

Lileana Blain-Cruz, who will be making her Broadway directorial debut, will helm a cast that features James Vincent Meredith as Mr. Antrobus and Roslyn Ruff as Mrs. Antrobus with Paige Gilbert and Julian Robertson playing their children Gladys and Henry, respectively. Gabby Beans will play Sabina, the family's maid, and Tony winner Priscilla Lopez will play the Fortune Teller. 

Lileana Blain-Cruz Marc J. Franklin

The 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning play's cast will also include Eunice Bae, Terry Bell, Ritisha Chakraborty, William DeMeritt, Jeremy Gallardo, Avery Glymph, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Noor Hamdi, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Maya Loren Jackson, Anaseini Katoa, Cameron Keitt, Megan Lomax, Kathiamarice Lopez, Lindsay Rico, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Julyana Soelistyo, Phillip Taratula, Beau Thom, Alphonso Walker, Jr., Adrienne Wells, and Sarin Monae West.

Following the Antrobus family through an Ice Age, a biblical flood, and war, The Skin of Our Teeth looks closely at what it means to survive and to live. 

Blain-Cruz shared in a statement, "To be on the brink of extinction—and yet manage to survive—not only survive but invent and laugh and live and learn—is extraordinary! I find that extraordinariness—the surreal nature of survival—manifested so incredibly in the Black experience and is why I’m so thrilled to bring this particular company of actors together—for this production. The astounding theatrical collisions that Wilder presented in the 40’s during World War II—now get to be examined in a new way with a cast that embodies the complexity that is America.”

Contributing additional material for this production is playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

The production will also have set design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Yi Zhao, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and projection design by Hannah Wasileski. Charles M. Turner III is stage manager.


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