The Teeth of Our Skin

This parody of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” juxtaposes timeless themes with the quirky setting of ‘Bikini Dentistry’ — a brothel-turned Hooters-turned dentist office. Dr. Juliette Hope navigates a series of ludicrous challenges as she confronts a metaphorical ‘ice age’ of societal change. Her assistant Sabina serves as a witty, self-aware conduit between the audience and the play, highlighting the farce and the underlying social commentary. They fend off the advances of Adam Zapple, a mechanic from ‘Lingerie Automotive;’ grapple with the protestations of Gladys Antipas against dental sexism; and confront the threats of toothpaste mobster Cain Tremayne, who pressurizes Juliette to endorse Sisyphus Toothpaste, because she’s the one out of five who doesn’t. The satire in “The Teeth of Our Skin” cleverly intertwines the struggles of humanity with modern absurdities, offering a comical yet poignant critique of social justice warriors, consumer culture, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of relentless, self-imposed adversity.

Three men. Three women. One set.

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