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Array "I WOULD LOVE TO BE THE POET LAUREATE OF CONEY ISLAND."
Thornton Wilder 1897 -
1975
Thornton Wilder, whose Pulitzer prize winning comedy of serious intent, THE SKIN OF
OUR TEETH, premiered in 1942, regarded the theatre as greatest of all art forms. Though
exploring no less than the ability of the human race to persevere in the face of nature's
destructive powers and man's own folly, ignorance and cruelty, he remained convinced that
the artistic validity of a play depended on the frank admission that the pursuit of truth is via
make-believe. His personal and unique use of traditional devices — the telescoping of time,
the pageantry of philosophies and poetic ideas, the destruction of the production itself by having actors step out of roles to address the audience directly — was a radical innovation in the
20th Century theatre dominated by realistic convention. Wilder's vision had a dark side, but
on the eve of America's entry into World War II his view of life was that a faltering, absurd
but noble mankind would survive in spite of itself.
Tonight in the spirit of a carnival midway our company places itself with you in a theatre in
New York City at the time when we've all just come through the depression by ... "the skin of
our teeth".
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
C.B.C. Design Department
The Playhouse
Dean McMillan
Michael O'Connor
Arts Club Theatre
U.B.C. Gates Hairstylists
COMING EVENTS
January 14 — 24
BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Brecht/Tabori
With Roma Hearn
Directed by Klaus Strassmann
in the Frederic Wood Theatre
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
Frederic Wood Theatre November 5 — 15,1980
The University of British Columbia
* THORNTON WILDER'S
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DIRECTED
BY!
ARNEZASLOVE
FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE ■ U.B.C. THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by
THORNTON WILDER
Directed by ARNE ZASLOVE
Settings Designed by Ligh ting Designed by
DAVID FISCHER ROBERT DAHLSTROM
Cos tumes Designed by Original Music and Sound
BRIAN H.JACKSON SHERILYN FRITZ
CAST
(in order of appearance)
Barker GEORGE SPELVIN
ShowGirl ROBIN COX
Sabina BARBARA STEPHEN*
Fitzpatrick   JEFFREY SMYTH
Mrs. Antrobus    AUDREY WILLS
TelegraphBoy    IANFORSYTH
Dinosaur SE' KEOHANE
Mammoth RON CHARTIER, PETER SHAVER
Gladys Antrobus   LAURELBRYSON
Henry Antrobus BRAD QUENVILLE
Mr. Antrobus IGORS GAVON*
Strongman BOB YOUNGQUIST
Doctor IAN FORSYTH
Professor MICHAEL McKINLEY
Moses PAULBINKERT
Homer RICHARD SALI
Muses  ROBIN COX, KIM FALCONER, NAN GREGORY
Refugees TRACY BRAUKMANN, RON CHARTIER
SE' KEOHANE, PETER SHAVER
Conveeners TRACY BRAUKMANN, PAUL BINKERT, RON CHARTIER
ROBIN COX, KIM FALCONER, IAN FORSYTH, NAN GREGORY
MICHAEL McKINLEY, SE' KEOHANE, RICHARD SALI, PETER SHAVER
FortuneTeller    MICKIMAUNSELL*
Chair Pusher JEFFREY SMYTH
Life Guard   BOB YOUNGQUIST
Broadcast Official    JEFFREY SMYTH
Asst. Broadcast Official  RON CHARTIER
Mr.Tremayne   PAULBINKERT
Ivy   TRACY BRAUCKMANN
Hester NAN GREGORY
FredBailey RICHARDSALI
'Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association
THERE WILL BE TWO INTERMISSIONS
The action of the play takes place in a theatre in New York City where a stage company is performing a play whose:
First Act takes place in George Antrobus's home, Excelsior, New Jersey
Second Act at Atlantic City, New Jersey
Third Act in the Antrobus home.
ARNE ZASLOVE, former Artistic Director of the National Theatre School of
Canada and co-founder of the Professional Acting Training Program at the University of Washington, is a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia this
term. He has lectured and directed at the National Film Board, New York University,
Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Simon Fraser and other universities. His regional theatre
work includes productions in New York and Seattle, where he was Assistant Artistic
Director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre and now directs the Floating Theatre Company.
PRODUCTION
Technical Director IAN PRATT
Properties SHERRYDARCUS
Costume Supervisor   ROSEMARIE HESELTON
Set Construction ROBERT EBERLE, JOHN HENRICKSON
Lighting Execution   DON GRIFFITHS
Assistants to the Director    ANNE ALEXANDER, JOE MARTIN,
JEFFREY SMYTH, BOB YOUNGQUIST
Scenic Artists   CATHERINE HAHN, MOLLY MARCH
Costume Execution LINDA DAVIS
Stage Manager    MARTI KULICH
Properties Assistant    OLE JUUL
Wardrobe Mistress PEARL BELLESEN
StageCrew STUDENTS OF THEATRE 350
House Manager MICHELLE ANFIELD
BoxOffice    CAROL FISHER, ROSE ANN JANZEN
PAM JONES, ABDUL MERALI
Business Manager    MARJORIE FORDHAM
Production   NORMANYOUNG
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
is produced by special arrangement with
SAMUEL FRENCH (Canada) Ltd.
RECORDING MUSICIANS
ROSS BLIGH, NEIL HUNTER
NANCY BATEMAN, ANDREW CLAYDEN
KENSURGES
LARRY OLSON
MICHAEL McKINLEY
Trumpet
Trombone
Baritone
Percussion,
Live Keyboard

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