The Underpants

Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 17
8:00 pm

The Old Globe


By Steve Martin
Adapted from Die Hose by Carl Sternheim
Directed by Walter Bobbie

Legendary comedian and writer Steve Martin is back with a riotously funny farce. Newly married Louise is bored with her demanding and uptight bureaucrat husband. Then one day at the royal parade, she jumps up on a bench to see the king go by, and oops—wardrobe malfunction!—her bloomers come loose and fall down around her ankles. Her husband is frantic that her faux pas will cost him his job and reputation. But suddenly the room they’ve been trying to rent out has plenty of takers, and it just might have something to do with…the underpants. Steve Martin, who gave Globe audiences hits like Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Bright Star, and Meteor Shower, brings us a hilarious look at sudden fame and the crazy things people do when they’re in the grip of romantic fever. The New York Times calls the play “laugh-out-loud funny!” and “an amalgam of comic book and social commentary made out of sex jokes, slamming doors, and sophisticated repartee.”

Production Sponsors
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor
Peter Cooper and Eric Matwijkow
Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander
Hal and Pam Fuson
Leonard Hirsch, in memory of Elaine Hirsch
Vicki and Carl Zeiger

Artist Sponsors for Walter Bobbie (director)
Gail and Doug Hutcheson

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