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The Skin Of Our Teeth

13 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
Essendon Theatre Co.

VDL Awards Entry: 2024

Author: Thorton Wilder

Director: Kadey McIntosh

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical


Meet George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, New Jersey, a suburban, commuter-town couple (married for 5,000 years), who bear more than a casual resemblance to that first husband and wife, Adam and Eve: the two Antrobus children, Gladys (perfect in every way, of course) and Henry (who likes to throw rocks and was formerly known as Cain); and their garrulous maid, Sabina (the eternal seductress), who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity (“I don’t understand a word of this play!”). Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, George and his redoubtable family somehow manage to survive — by the skin of their teeth.

Completed by the author less than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1971, The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and 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.


Start Date: 13 Jun 2024

End Date: 22 Jun 2024

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 16th Jun 2024

7:30pm on:

  • Thu 13th Jun 2024
  • Fri 14th Jun 2024
  • Sat 15th Jun 2024
  • Thu 20th Jun 2024
  • Fri 21st Jun 2024
  • Sat 22nd Jun 2024

Ticket Prices:

$20 Concession
$25 Adult

Bookings: Phone: 0406448368 or trybookings

Theatre: Essendon Theatre Company

Theatre Address:

Bradshaw Street Community Hall
9 Bradshaw Street (enter from Buckley Street)
Essendon, 3040


Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 24th Feb 2024

6:00pm on:

  • Sun 25th Feb 2024

7:00pm on:

  • Thu 1st Feb 2024
  • Fri 1st Mar 2024

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