2002/2 SUMMER -THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

by Thornton Wilder

Audimax, Von-Melle-Park 4, 20146 Hamburg

The Story

The Skin of Our Teeth tells the absurd story of Mr and Mrs Antrobus, their children Henry and Gladys and their maid Sabina. The Antrobusses represent a typical American family in the 1930s/1940s and at the same time they are synonymous characters for Adam, Eve, Lilith and Kain. The family goes through all essential catastrophes in the history of mankind: Ice Age, the deluge and finally war. But this story is not been told in a straight way – every now and again the actors seem to break character, lose their lines or get sick. The performance itself turns into a catastrophe. But in the end everything just turns out fine for the Antrobusses and for the actors.

2002-2-the-skin-of-our-teeth
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