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THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Thornton Wilder

THE SKIN OF
OUR TEETH

Thornton Wilder
Adapted by
Arthur M. Pittis

CHARACTERS (in the order of appearance)
ANCHOR MAN
ANCHOR WOMAN
WEATHER MAN
FEMALE REPORTER
DOOMSDAY MINISTRY PROPHET
SABINA: a sultry maid
STAGE MANAGER
MRS. ANTROBUS
DINOSAUR
MAMMOTH
STAGE HANDS: 1, 2 & 3
GLADYS ANTROBUS: a schoolgirl
HENRY ANTROBUS: a teenager
MR. ANTROBUS
JUDGE MOSES
HOMER
MUSES: 1, 2, 3
USHERS: 1 & 2
GREAT APE
REPRESENTATIVES OF ANIMALS
REVELERS & CONVENTIONEERS
FORTUNE TELLER
BROADCAST CREW: Sound Technician
BROADCAST CREW: Cameraman
SUBSTITUTE 1
SUBSTITUTE 2
SUBSTITUTE 3
SUBSTITUTE 4
Act 1. Antrobus home, Excelsior, New Jersey.
Act II. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Act III. Antrobus home, Excelsior, New Jersey.

Time: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Act I
[Lights dim; Projection: Classic newsroom w/ two anchors.]
MALE ANCHOR: [On camera.]
Good evening America, Bob Buzley, for WOW News. And good
evening, Tiffany; what’s with that developing story about the
impending end of the world?
FEMALE ANCHOR: [On camera.]
Well, not much. Looks …