The Virginia Tech Department of Theatre and Cinema presents "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder, Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 23-27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Studio Theatre on the campus of Virginia Tech.

The performance is a part of the Mainstage Theatre Series in the School of Performing Arts and Cinema at Virginia Tech (http://www.sopac.vt.edu).

In the play, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and other ancient allegorical figures are juxtaposed with a modern-day family against an epochal Ice Age, Noah's flood, war, book burning, and more. Wilder's unconventional drama, a fun and complex spectacle written in 1942, reveals the cyclical nature of human existence and man's unwavering resilience to survive and build new worlds over and over again.

The production is directed by faculty member Gregory Justice. Justice teaches all levels of acting and movement courses, and has conducted workshops for business organizations on using acting techniques for effective communications.

Tickets are $9 general and $7 senior/student, with discounted prices for previews, and are available at the University Unions and Student Activities Box Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call (540) 231-5615 or visit the box office online.

After 5 p.m. or on weekends, free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Obey Street, or the Shultz Hall Lot, located off Alumni Drive near the North Main Street campus entrance. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.

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