Local director to stage 'Skin' in N.Y.

March 27, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Irene Lewis, artistic director of Center Stage, will direct the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" in Central Park this summer.

Wilder's 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning account of one family's survival through the ages will star "3rd Rock from the Sun's" Kristen Johnston as Sabina, the seductive maid, and Broadway veteran Frances Conroy as matriarch Mrs. Antrobus.

John Goodman is under consideration as Mr. Antrobus.

The first non-musical, non-Shakespeare production the festival has produced in the park, the play also will mark Lewis' first non-Center Stage assignment since becoming artistic director in 1992.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" will begin a one-month run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater on June 12.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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