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Thornton Wilder's Pultizer Prize winning drama is presented by The Masque of La Salle College.
Written in 1942, this play is a comedy about George_Antrobus, his wife, and two children, and their maid, Lily Sabina Fairweather, all of Excelsior, New Jersey.
George Antrobus is John Doe or George Spelvin or you -- the average American at grips with a destiny; sometimes sour, sometimes sweet. The Antrobuses have survived fire, flood, pestilence, the seven-year locusts, the ice age, the black pox and the double feature, a dozen wars and a many depressions. They run many a gamut, are as durable as radiators, and look upon the future with a disarming optimism.
Alternately bewitched, befuddled and becalmed, they are the stuff of which heroes re made -- heroes and buffoons. They are true offspring of Adam and Eve, victim of all the ills that flesh is heir to. They have survived a thousand calamities by the skin of their teeth. Here is a tribute to their indestructibility.
The Masque. Thornton Wilder
Theatre and Performance Studies
La Salle College, "The Skin of Our Teeth" (1967). The Masque Programs. 69.