| Alan Burke|
25 February 1959
| play The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder|
The Skin of Our Teeth is a 1959 Australian TV play based on the play by Thorton Wilder. It starred John Ewart.
The Skin of Our Teeth (1959 TV play) Wikipedia
The story of life on Earth as lived by Mr and Mrs Antrobus, and their two children - and their maid, Sabina.John Ewart as Henry
Leonard Teale as Mr Antrobus
Beryl Marshall as Gladys
Robert Hunt as the fortune teller
It was directed by Alan Burke who had directed a production of Skin of Our Teeth on stage in Canberra in 1953 and had spent a day talking to Wilder in the US at the latter's New Haven home. He considered the meeting with Wilder one of the most important of his life.
"He is the most knowledgeable man I've ever met," said Burke. "He is a great humanist and has great faith in, mankind."
Burke said although the play had "tiny ratings... it represented the big break-through in the production of television plays."