Overview


Synopsis

George and Maggie Antrobus live a seemingly perfect life in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey, along with their children, Henry and Gladys, and their maid, Sabrina. Little do they know that the Ice Age is upon them, the Floods are coming, and War is on the horizon. The story of the Antrobus’ journey through time is the story of mankind: surviving disaster by the skin of their teeth. The Antrobus’ weather heat waves and deep freezes, pestilence, plague, dozens of wars and even more depressions, and -- through it all -- they keep moving forward. An allegory for the inspiring journey of the “Ancient and Honorable Order of Mammals, Subdivision Humans,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth is a moving, hilarious, absurd tribute to the “indestructibility of humanity.”


Characters

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Female

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Female

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Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1942
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
various moments in human history, including -- but not limited to -- the ice age and world war i; the home of mr. antrobus in excelsior, new jersey, and the boardwalk at
Cast Size
Licensor
Ideal For
large cast, diverse cast, lead female, lead male, older characters, young characters, college/university, community theatre, regional theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

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