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Nominated for six Tony Awards® including Best Direction of a Play. In the 5,000 years they’ve been married, George and Maggie Antrobus have survived wars, plagues, floods, and everything in between. Now they're running low on food – and a massive glacier is headed toward their New Jersey home. An epic, timely comedy about the endurance of human spirit, Thornton Wilder’s THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH follows one “everyfamily” through the great struggles and triumphs of the human experience. Led by innovative director Lileana Blain-Cruz in a production that speaks directly to our current moment, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, with additional material by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is a profound reminder that life is always worth living – no matter how difficult things get.
Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth is a thrilling whirlwind of disaster, as it follows a family through a war-torn world, reckoning with the society that perpetuates both the destruction and reconstruction of humanity, time and time again. Get The Skin of our Teeth tickets in New York on TodayTix.
In Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth play, every time the Antrobus family thinks that the human race has finally saved itself, they are brought to the brink of extinction once again. Encountering catastrophes like an ice age, a flood, and a great war, It’s almost like an apocalyptic Groundhog Day – but does the cycle ever end?
Wilder’s beloved preceding play, Our Town, tackles a similar topic, but in a more subtle way: both plays feature family as a central figure. While Our Town primarily focuses on the timeline of one family, from past to present, The Skin of Our Teeth serves as a thought-provoking foil, scrambling the most devastating events of history into a non-linear fiasco as the Antrobus family perseveres through it all.
Obie Award-winning director Lileana Blain-Cruz leads The Skin of our Teeth on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater. In addition to Wilder's original words, there’s also extra content in The Skin of our Teeth in 2022 courtesy of playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who contributes additional materials to the script.
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April 1st, 2022
May 29th, 2022
Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater
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