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The Skin of Our Teeth
By Thornton Wilder

Lindy Nisbet and Robert O'Reilly

Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Costume Designer
Special Puppets
Assistant Director
Stage Manager

Todd Nielsen
Barbara Beckley
Kenton Jones
Jamie McAllister
Vince Acosta
Karen J. Weller
Sarah Daubney
Bobbi Cutler
Doug Meents

CAST (in order of appearance):

Mrs. Antrobus
Telegraph Boy
Mr. Antrobus
Ms. E. Muse
Ms. T. Muse
Ms. M. Muse
Fortune Teller
Chair Pusher
Broadcast Official
Broadcast Assistant
Chris Van Vleet
Lindy Nisbet
Judith Heinz
Seph Kinder
Kathryn Duggan
Seth Peterson
Ceptembre Anthony
Kent Stoddard
Robert O’Reilly
David Zamora
Seth Peterson
Kent Turner
Chris Van Vleet
Claire Sullivan
Merrill Flores
Paula Cowan
Julie Daniels
David Zamora
Chris Van Vleet
Kathryn Duggan

Paula Cowan, Julie Daniels, Kathryn Duggan, Merrill Flores, Seph Kinder, Seth Peterson, Claire Sullivan, Kent Turner, Chris Van Vleet, David Zamora

ACT I — Home, Excelsior, New Jersey

ACT II — Atlantic City Boardwalk

ACT III — Home, Excelsior, New Jersey

The Skin of Our Teeth Production History

The Skin of Our Teeth opened on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in November, 1942, and was an immediate smash hit. Directed by Elia Kazan, it starred Fredric March and Florence Eldridge as Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, Tallulah Bankhead as Sabina, and Montgomery Clift, at the beginning of his career, as Henry.

Just as he had done several years earlier with Our Town, Thornton Wilder again stretched the bounds of theatrical convention. Elia Kazan wrote in his autobiography A Life

Many of the audience were mystified . . . but [that] reaction became part of the talk that made the play immediately famous. I overheard one couple talking as they left the theatre. "What’s it all about?" the man complained to his wife. "Why, George," she said, "it’s about love and hate and passion and everything — ever since the world began." "Well," the man said, "there must be more to it than that." 

The Skin of Our Teeth was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for that year, and has since been produced countless times throughout the country and the world.

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