Apr 4, 2013 12:42 AM by Jeanette Trompeter
It's one of those "right in own backyard" gems and for the next month it's a perfect time to check it out.
The Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning satiric fantasy "The Skin of Our Teeth" this month. The play is written by Thornton Wilder, author of "Our Town"
The play opened March 22 and runs through April 28th. The Plahouse calls it "a wild and raucous ride through humanity's eternally tumultuous condition, while paying tribute to our perseverance and resilience through the ages!"
The comedy takes on big deal issues as it follows the remarkable saga of an extraordinary American family, who've seen it all over time, struggling to survive fire, famine, an ice age, great floods, economic collapse, politics, end-of-the-world scenarios and endless wars. In the end it is an optimistic testament to the invincible human spirit. It's a play about hope and finding whatever strength is necessary to pull you through life's perpetual catastrophes.
Thornton Wilder is a celebrated American writers, a novelist and playwright, who won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the Pulitzer "The Skin of Our Teeth".
Performances are on all Fridays and Saturdays, at 7:30 pm. There are also Sunday Matinees at 3 pm. Tickets are $20, Seniors/Students $18. *Special Friday night price for everyone is $15.
Group Reservations of ten or more receive a 10% discount if paid with a single payment in advance.
There is a Wine Bar Lounge, with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings during intermission and after-show with pianist/vocalist Dave Manion.
Contact Box Office for reservations at 927-3877 or visit
The Pewter Plough Playhouse is located at 824 Main Street at the corner of Sheffield St. in Cambria's West Village.