The Skin of Our Teeth

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The Skin of Our Teeth

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Bill Gillett

Meet George and Maggie Antrobus who have been married for 5,000 years, and who bear more than a casual resemblance to that first husband and wife, Adam and Eve.  They have two children, Gladys, perfect in every way, and Henry, who likes to throw rocks and was formerly known by a ‘C’ name.  There’s also their chatty maid, Sabina, who takes every opportunity to interrupt the play.  Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, George and his unique family somehow manage to survive – by the skin of their teeth.

In 1942, The Skin of Our Teeth broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, satire, and elements of the comic strip, Thornton Wilder depicts an Everyman family as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another – from the Ice Age to flood to war.

The Skin of Our Teeth
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  • Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center - Smith Theatre
  • General $15 Seniors/Military/Students w/ID $10