a play by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin
February 13-March 1, 2015 at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA
Directed by Teresa Thuman, Artistic Director of 2014 TPS Gregory Award winner Theatre Company of the Year.
Renowned performer and writer Steve Martin provides a reinvigorated satire adapted from the 1910 German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, Theo thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske’s home. Oblivious to their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both a foppish poet and a whiny hypochondriac. Filled with off-the-wall humor, wordplay, and masterful banter, The Underpants is relevant in the most entertaining of ways.
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