Nicky Silver’s “Pterodactyls” Is an Offbeat Comedy About the Family Who Put the D in Dysfunctional

"Pterodactyls" runs Feb. 10-18 in Cary

In reviewing the original 1993 Off-Broadway production of “Pterodactyls,” The New York Times critic wrote, “… ‘Pterodactyls’ struck me as the flip-side of ‘The Skin of Our Teeth,’ Thornton Wilder’s antic celebration of mankind’s ability to muddle through.” The New York Post added, “There are times — not all that many, admittedly — when a critic wishes he had never used the word ‘brilliant’ before, so he could offer it fresh minded and glittering to something new. And different…”