Seton Hill University’s theater and dance program will present “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Ariel Francoeur, October 22-30 at the William Granger Ryan Theater, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.
Tickets cost $ 15, with student and group rates available. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center box office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online at www.setonhill.edu/tickets.
“The Skin of Our Teeth” is presented in agreement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
As part of its COVID-19 risk mitigation efforts, the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center is requiring all guests to wear masks during performances, regardless of their immunization status.
Performances: Oct 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30: 8 p.m. Oct. 24: 2 p.m.
Thornton Wilder’s wildly theatrical comedy is both timeless and timely. Part satire, part tragedy and a bit of everything in between, this chronicle of the human experience of dinosaurs in world wars follows the Antrobus family (American species; New Jersian) as they face natural and man-made disasters, groping through the centuries with optimism, laughter and a little weed soup.
Seton Hill’s student cast of “The Skin of Our Teeth” includes New Stanton’s Kloe Bigelow; Connery Brown of Aliquippa; Tara Dougherty of Jefferson Hills; Julianna Eyer of Pittsburgh; Channing Griffin of Munhall; Todd Griffin of Pittsburgh; Kenzie Hartnett of Bridgeville; Alexandra Hellinger of Allison Park; Logan Hensell of Pittsburgh; Elisabeth’s Amy Hotovchin; Taylor Humenay of Clearfield; Michaela Isenberg of Bethel Park; Diante Jackson of Greensburg; Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg; Gabriel M. Irwin List; Rowan Mentzer of Greenville; Katherine McCarty of Butler; Gabriella Oxley from Molendinar, Australia; Mia Paluzzi from Latrobe; Samantha Sheldon of Catonsville, Maryland; Devon Young from Pittsburgh and Penelope Zamborsky from Homestead.
Seton Hill’s student technical staff include Lexi Jenks of Erie, stage manager; Abigail George of Gibsonia, assistant stage manager and costume designer; Rain McCoy of Corpus Christi, Texas, assistant projection designer and paint and prop team; Tess Stiffler of Penfield, New York, Sound Table Operator and Pain and Accessories Team; Christopher Brown of Forestville, Maryland, light board operator, electrician crew and carpenter; Madison Buckley of Westlake, Ohio, flight crew / flight crew, electrical crew and carpenter; Jordyn Turner of Bethel Park, Wardrobe Manager, Assistant Puppet Builder and Costume Store Team; Emily Coglio of New Castle, chest of drawers; Taylor Humenay of Clearfield, carpenter and paint and fixture crew; Gabriel M. List of Irwin, carpenter; Kloe Bigelow of New Stanton, carpenter; Hannah Kuhar from Latrobe, Carpenter; Katherine McCarty of Butler, carpenter and electrician crew; Penelope Zamborsky of Homestead, carpenter; Julia Wingard of Pittsburgh, carpenter; Isabel Papariella of Pittsburgh, carpenter; Tara Dougherty of Jefferson Hills, carpenter; Devon Young of Pittsburgh, carpenter; Kenzie Hartnett of Bridgeville, privacy captain; Alexandra Hellinger of Allison Park, dance captain; Connery Brown of Aliquippa, costume shop team; Julianna Eyer of Pittsburgh, costume store team; Mila Liberto from New Kensington, costume shop team; Kayla McCargo of North Brunswick, New Jersey, costume store team; Tyawna Meyers of Central City, costume shop crew; Gabriella Oxley from Molendinar, Australia, costume store team; Daniel Velasquez of Summerhill, costume store team; Leta Meyer of Apollo, paint and props team; Catherine Balaban of the Township of North Huntingdon, team of electricians; Abigail Corle of Johnstown, team of electricians; Carolyn Jerz from Greensburg, team of electricians and student playwright; Tanner Maue from Swissvale, team of electricians; Heather Royer from Greensburg, team of electricians; and Kage Williams of Uniontown, Ohio, team of electricians.
The SHU production of “The Skin of Our Teeth” is directed by Ariel Francoeur, a New York-based director and actor. She is currently developing a new play with her husband, playwright Sean David Demers, about American director Margo Jones.
SHU Production’s professional artistic staff includes Ken Clothier, Assistant Professor of Theater, Sound, Lighting and Projection Design; Karen Glass, assistant theater professor, stage designer and projection designer; Lisa Leibering, assistant theater teacher, costume designer and puppeteer II; Elizabeth A. Miller, choreographer; Elaine Montgomery, manager of the costume store; José Perez IV, combat choreographer; Denise Pullen, Associate Theater Professor, Artistic Director, and Caila Yates, Technical Director, Production Manager and COVID-19 Compliance Officer.
All performances of the Seton Hill Theater take place at the William Granger Ryan Theater. Parking is available in four parking lots in Greensburg: Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across from the Performing Arts Center), Hellman-Ghrist Lot on North Main Street, Albert Grillo Lot on Seton Hill Drive, and Wib Lot Albright from West Otterman Street.
Single entry tickets are $ 15. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $ 5. Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school card) can purchase tickets in advance for $ 13. Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before the curtain, subject to availability, for $ 5 (with a valid school ID). Groups of six or more can purchase tickets for $ 11 each with one reservation and prepayment.
Order your tickets online at http://www.setonhill.edu/tickets, by phone at 724-552-2929 or by mail to SHUPAC Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-1599.
The counters are open Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and three hours before a performance.