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The 5 & Dime presents The Skin of Our Teeth

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The 5 & Dime is presenting The Skin of Our Teeth, the first in its Readers Theatre Series, on March 10-12.

Directed by Christopher Farrell, The Skin of Our Teeth is a Pulitzer Prize Winning play by Thornton Wilder. George and Maggie Antrobus live a seemingly perfect life in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey, along with their children, Henry and Gladys, and their maid, Sabrina. Little do they know that the Ice Age is upon them, the Floods are coming, and War is on the horizon.

The story of the Antrobus’ journey through time is the story of mankind: surviving disaster by the skin of their teeth. The Antrobus’ weather heat waves and deep freezes, pestilence, plague, dozens of wars and even more depressions, and — through it all — they keep moving forward. The Skin of Our Teeth is a moving, hilarious, absurd tribute to the “indestructibility of humanity.”

Curtain is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10.

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The 5 & Dime is located at 112 East Adams St. in downtown Jacksonville.