The Skin of Our Teeth

Comedy - Original

Plymouth Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 18, 1942
  • Closing Date: September 25, 1943
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 359

Playwright: Thornton Wilder


The modern-looking Antrobus family and their seductive maid, Sabina, survive many ancient disasters, including the Ice Age, Noah's flood, war and famine, always able to start over and begin anew, in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Tallulah Bankhead in The Skin of Our Teeth Tallulah Bankhead Sabina
Remo Bufano Dinosaur
Florence Eldridge Mrs. Antrobus
Fredric March Mr. Antrobus
Montgomery Clift Henry
Ralph Cullinan Homer
Viola Dean Ivy
Edith Faversham Miss E. Muse
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Opening Night Production Credits

Thornton Wilder Thornton Wilder Writer
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Director
  Albert R. Johnson Scenic Design
  Mary Percy Schenck Costume Design
  Ben F. Stein General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1943 Best American Play Thornton Wilder Nominee

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Thornton Wilder Winner
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