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PlayMakers Rep’s Production of The Skin of Our Teeth Is Deep, Daring, and Different

The Skin of Our Teeth is a play by the once-ubiquitous Thornton Wilder. A moving allegory, it’s both complex and convoluted, making it not the best fit for today’s modern audiences, who demand a faster pace and more straightforward meaning. However, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production, beautifully directed by Vivienne Benesch, updates the script just enough… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep’s Rendition of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth Is a Must-See Show

In staging Thornton Wilder’s 1942 three-act masterpiece, The Skin of Our Teeth, which won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch has skillfully updated the settings for a 21st century audience. Despite its age, the 79-year-old play’s themes are so very timely today. The action starts in a… Read More ›

Andrew Borba’s Fresh Approach to Julius Caesar Pays Big Dramatic Dividends for PlayMakers

Under Andrew Borba’s direction, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar strikes a very keen balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of “remaining true to tradition” and “providing a fresh approach.” And the company’s success in this endeavor is strikingly apparent well before the first line is ever spoken. Scenic designer Jan Chambers… Read More ›

Everybody Needs to See PlayMakers Rep’s Everybody. What a Piece of Work!

Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Orlando Pabotoy, as they say, “has it all!” An adaptation of the medieval English morality play Everyman, this current production of PlayMakers Repertory Company offers a poignant reminder of the rich history of theater-in-English while, at the same time, fulfilling the all of the past-and-present goals of… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Everybody Is a Wild, Intriguing Ride

Some plays have been performed for decades. Branden Jobs-Jenkins’ play, Everybody, has been around a lot longer than that though- at least in some form. Acting as an (incredibly likeable) usher/guide for the evening, Kathryn Hunter-Williams explains that what the audience is about to view is an adaptation of an ancient morality play called Everyman,… Read More ›