The reading series Lost and Founded is a tribute by the University of Washington Drama Department to a number of iconic mid-sized theaters in Seattle that have closed. On Monday, January 25, the Bathhouse Theatre is remembered with a partial reading of Thornton Wilder’s Skin of Our Teeth, featuring five of the original cast members. “It was hard to choose from the great shows performed at the Bathhouse during the 20 years of our company’s tenure there,” according to former Artistic Director Arne Zaslove. Wilder’s play, written in 1942, includes climate change, a refugee crisis, and the aftermath of war – all framed in a playful time-traveling piece that often breaks the fourth wall and engages the audience directly.
Returning Bathhouse Theatre alumni include David Frederick White as Mr. Antrobus, Faye B Summers as Mrs. Antrobus, Ellen Boyle as Gladys (the cheeky Jezebel of a daughter), Timothy Hyland as son Henry (whose original name was Cain), and Claire Vardiel as Sabina, the family’s maid through Ice Age, flood and Armageddon. The reading and reception are at the Meany Studio at University of Washington, 7:30 p.m. on January 25. https://drama.washington.edu/sites/drama/files/styles/large_full_width/public/images/lost-founded_820x400.jpg?itok=3SgL7YBX