THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Thornton Wilder
directed by Arin Arbus
Theatre for a New Audience, February 12 - March 19, 2017. Official opeing: February 28, 2017
"What I love about Ms. Arbus as a director: a dream teacher...one who leads you into insights without pushing." —The New York Times
"A bold and brassy comic strip of humanity's triumph over chaos." —The New York Times
"Wilder always reminds us that 'something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings...' He relates the moment to eternity, seeks the infinite in the immediate, finds the universe in each grain of wheat...So, if the theater -- and the rest of the world -- survives, the chances are that the plays of Thornton Wilder will survive too. As long as there are people around who are willing to sit in something called a theater and be reminded of their common humanity." —The New York Times
Following her acclaimed repertory staging of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House adapted by Thornton Wilder and Strindberg’s The Father in a new version by David Greig, Arin Arbus will stage Thornton Wilder‘s beloved modern masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth — a whimsical, profound, searingly funny paean to human perseverance and indestructibility.
Written during the darkest period of World War II, this ageless and charming play has not had a major New York production since 1998. Wilder’s quintessential Antrobus family copes with chaos, the frustrations of parents and children set against the crises threatening humanity’s survival.