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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"The Skin of Our Teeth" @Artists Rep.

If it weren't for "Cuba-Libre",  Artists Rep.'s musical with Broadway ambitions, I'd say that "The Skin of our Teeth" was their most technically-ambitious show. It has beautiful and effective projections, and set-changes so complicated that two intermissions are required. Not to mention they had to shift my seat to allow for the entrance of a giant prop.

 "The Skin of Our Teeth " can be at times confusing, but don't worry, there is always a character ready with a snarky aside confessing to a given scene's strangeness.

As big as "The Skin of Our Teeth" is, the moments I enjoyed most were quite small. Mostly Michael Mendelson  stealing the scene with some totally off-the-wall bit of goofiness.

It's certainly a one of a kind show, tracing the antics of man-kind through the centuries. It ends Artists Rep's Season on a humorous note, but a heady one as well. This Season was one with lots of muscle-flexing,  and it is most welcome.

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