The Underpants (Martin)

by  Carl Sternheim, Steve Martin

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 2f

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.


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    5m, 2f

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"This is funny stuff ... a fine play ... with funny characters and lightning flashes of wit." - TheaterMania.com


"The show zings." - citysearch.com

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.

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Reviews

"This is funny stuff ... a fine play ... with funny characters and lightning flashes of wit." - TheaterMania.com


"The show zings." - citysearch.com

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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Carl Sternheim

Carl Sternheim

Steve Martin

As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history—appearing in more than 50 f ...

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