The Skin of Our Teeth
The Skin of Our Teeth – First performed in 1942. America was on the brink of war. Thornton Wilder created an absurd and comic reality on stage. During The first act, a block of ice makes its way out of Canada, marking the beginning of an impending ice age. This creates stress and brings with it the arrival of refugees who need safety. Wilder introduces the audience to George Antrobus and his wife Maggie, their children Henry and Gladys, and their attractive maid Lily Sabina Fairweather in a middle-class New Jersey town called Excelsior. George is an inventor. The characters get lost in their absurd reality.