It is the end of the world

THE Antrobus Family has seen it all: war, plague, ice age, flood and even more war.

Sound familiar?

CHATS Productions is bringing to life Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about the human race and the end of the world.

Illustrated by computer-generated graphics, with digital imaging by Tom Caldwell and Bronte Wake, this innovative show stretches theatricality to its limits with back projection, song and dance and audience participation.

The Skin of Our Teeth follows the central characters, the Antrobus family, through the ages.

At the end of each act, we see the human family picking itself up and continuing to fight on, inspired by the great philosophers and poets.

The show features many favourite CHATS performers and some newcomers - David Quinn as the patriarch Mr Antrobus, an inventor and thinker; Marilyn Filewood as the eternal matriarch Mrs Antrobus, trying to hold the family together; Alex Butler as their son Henry, the violent and unrestrained psychopath (once known as 'Cain') and Madelin McIvor as their daughter Gladys, a good little girl - or is she?

They are joined by Cheryl Duroux as the sex siren Sabina - the family's maid and ex-lover of Mr Antrobus.

The large ensemble cast includes CHATS members of all ages from seven to seventy and features characters from a baby dinosaur to Homer.

The Skin of Our Teeth will take over Coffs Harbour's Jetty Theatre stage from November 14 to 23, with 8pm performances on November 14, 15, 19, 21, 22 and matinees at 2pm on November 15, 16 and 23.

Tickets $20, ($17 concession); groups $16 (box office only).

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