The Skin of Our Teeth

Constellation Theatre Company's The Skin of our Teeth Daniel Schwartz
Performance Dates

The Eternal Family is made up of George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years), their two children Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way), and the maid Sabina (the archetypal seductress). Together they survive an ice age, The Flood and an apocalyptic war. Far ahead of its time, this tragicomedy breaks away from established theatrical conventions and mixes farce, burlesque, satire and absurdism. Featuring a woolly mammoth and a dinosaur as the family pets, an Atlantic City fortuneteller, and a bomb shelter brimming with books, this epic saga is hilarious and inspiring. Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Mr. Antrobus
Mrs. Antrobus
Fortune Teller, Ensemble
Stage Manager, Ensemble
Broadcast Official, Ensemble
Ivy, Ensemble
Frederick, Ensemble
Dolly, Ensemble
Telegraph Boy, Ensemble
Moses, Ensemble

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Matthew Aldwin McGee (Puppet Design)
Jimmy Stubbs (Props Design)