The first major show of 2017 at Rosebud Theatre has hit the Opera House stage.
The Skin of our Teeth by Thornton Wilder is a comedy about the Antrobus family dealing with the craziest of times as the world appears to be coming to an end.
"It's about mankind's endurance, about the love of family and how the strength of family can get you through anything," outlined Declan O'Reilly who plays Mr. Antrobus in the show. "It kind of has a good feel to it at the ending, but it sure takes the audience on a ride."
The show is directed by Rosebud's Artistic Director Morris Ertman whom actress Heather Pattengale says is a delight to work with.
"He has a huge vision for his shows and for the theatre and for Rosebud. It makes you want to jump on board, completely, 100 per cent," she explained. "He thinks of theatre in a way that is inspiring."
Pattengale portrays the character of Sabina, the family's house maid, who she says she just wants to be loved.
"She wants to be part of this family and she'll do anything and everything to try and make that happen. She's a bit crazy and and hilarious," chuckled Pattengale. "It means there are a bunch of crazy situations that happen because of Sabina forgetting she's a house maid."
O'Reilly describes Mr. Antrobus as an interesting character who parallels Adam in the Book of Genesis.
"He's a a great guy. He's an inventor. He's invented the wheel, he's created the alphabet, the multiplication tables and he's really a go-to guy," explained O'Reilly. "He's a man that has a great willingness to try and save people. He's got a big heart."
The Skin of Our Teeth runs until June 3 at Rosebud. Show times and ticket information can be found by clicking here.