THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Theater Review hree-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder’s perplexing play The Skin of Our Teeth is arguably a precursor to the Theatre of the Absurd. It opened on Broadway in 1942 as America entered World War II and Wilder described it as “the history of mankind in a comic strip.” […]
Eric A. Gordon: Written in 1942 in response to U.S. involvement in WWII, Wilder’s play was meant partly to assuage the public’s fears of worldwide destruction brought on by war, predicating a better world to come.
Ed Rampell: Playing the humor up serves this two-act, two hour and 15-ish minute work well, as it makes Brecht’s biting observations about the wealthy, the judiciary, war, etc., more palatable.
SCRAPS Theater Review [SPOILER ALERT!: Because of this drama’s subject matter this review may contain plot spoilers.] As earthquakes struck SoCal a theatrical aftershock rocked the L.A. stage on July 6 with the West Coast premiere of Scraps. Geraldine Inoa’s brilliant, powerful play is at the cutting edge of the stage and screen cycle of […]
Ed Rampell: This play’s entire action is set in a workplace powder room, a euphemism for the ladies room, thus all of the characters and the eight thesps are females.