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Skin of Our Teeth Summary

  • Show Status: Opening Soon
  • Genre: Play
  • Skin of Our Teeth is 2 hours long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: March 31, 2022
  • Show Opens: April 25, 2022
  • Show Closes: June 12, 2022

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about a family's spirit to survive under trying times

Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway Background

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from 1943 returns to Broadway with a new energy and a new purpose.
The show originally appeared on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in November 1942 and was produced by Michael Myerberg and directed by Elia Kazan.

The comedy/play is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind. When first performed it broke many established theatrical conventions. The book has many uncredited similarities with James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake, which was published two years before Wilder's Skin of Our Teeth.

What’s Skin of Our Teeth Like?

The lives of the Antrobus family from Excelsior, New Jersey spans many time periods and during this time they experience apocalypse after another apocalypse. The disasters that befall them include the Ice Age, Noah's biblical flood, world war, famine and AIDS.

These frightful events keep happening over and over again and the only constant is the family's spirit to get up again and keep going. Their zeal to recover speaks to the indominable human spirit.

The family's maid serves as the eternal cynic with a monologue at both the start and end of the show that serves to remind us that we cannot quiet these voices, but can only use them to help drive us forward.

Is Skin of Our Teeth Good for Kids?

The show does not contain any material that would be harmful to children, but the subject matter of the show is adult themed and deals with many existential issues of why 'we are here?' and 'who are we?'

Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10020
Seats: 1,105
Entrance: 65th Street, between 10th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Seating Chart

Production Credits

Lileana Blain-Cruz
Adam Rigg
Montana Levi Blanco

Creative Team

Thornton Wilder