November 1–17, 2019

Dressing Room Theatre

Our 29th Season

Steve Martin’s THE UNDERPANTS


November 1 through 17, 2019

Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Lynne Colatrella

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he 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 Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac. The Underpants sends up the absurdity of instant fame.