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The Issues in “The Skin of Our Teeth” are Relevant Today

*** Recommended *** I’d never seen Thornton Wilder’s 1942 play, “The Skin of Our Teeth” so I had no idea what was coming (even though I’d read a summary in advance). Interestingly enough, even though it’s an old play, the issues it raised – climate change, sexual harassment, devastating war, homelessness, starvation, assassination, catastrophic storms, untrustworthy leaders – were all relevant today. Remy Bumppo’s somewhat modernized production is supposed to be a comedy, but somehow I lost sight of the humor. 3 ½ Spotlights

Remy Bumppo’s production of “The Skin Of Our Teeth” runs through November 12th at the Greenhouse Theater Center, Theater 3, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage (formerly the Children’s Memorial Hospital Garage) about a block and a half north of the Greenhouse. 2-4 hours will run you $10. Metered street parking can also be found, especially on week nights. Running time is 2 hours 40 minutes with 2 intermissions. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm; extra performances on Wednesdays, October 25 and November 8th at 7:30 pm and Thursday, November 2 at 2:30 pm. Special performances:
• Sunday, November 5, 1:30 pm – Between the Lines Pre-show lecture starts at 1:30 pm. The performance starts at 2:30 pm.
• Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 pm – Post-show talkback
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