The late Peg Phillips started the Woodinville Repertory Theatre because she believed her home town needed live theater.
To honor Peg's dream, the Woodinville Rep is kicking off its three-show, 20th season with a great American play, Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth."
Productions will be weekends from March 2 through March 25. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Time magazine once described the Pulitzer Prize winner as "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains."
It is a uniquely funny and thought-provoking look at humanity’s foibles and its struggles to survive through the Ice Age, the biblical flood and modern warfare. It focuses on the Antrobus family of Excelsior, N.J. (Anthropos meaning story of humans.) There are George and Maggie, married 5,000 years, their children Gladys and Henry, and their maid, the beguiling Sabina. Plus a dinosaur and a mammoth.
Wilder and the Woodinville Rep are delighted to throw the kitchen sink at the audience, including farce, burlesque, and satire, for a rollicking good time. Buy tickets online at http://www.woodinvillerep.org/tickets/ or at the door. Prices: $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and TPS members. Season tickets are $50 and if you buy one by March 25th, you'll get a complimentary extra ticket to any show.
The Woodinville Rep's season also includes Joe DiPietro's "The Last Romance" in May and June, a funny look at the complexities of the human heart. The season finishes with Larry Shue's farcical romp "The Foreigner." (If you loved "The Nerd," you'll love this show.)