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The Underpants

July 27 - September 01

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

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The Underpants
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Summary

By Steve Martin
Adapted from 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.”

Running time: 1 hour and 25 minutes. There is no intermission.

Production Sponsors
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor
Peter Cooper and Erik 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

Calendar

Events

Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminars

This series provides Old Globe patrons with an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Insights Seminar takes place 90 minutes before curtain time on the Tuesday after performances begin, and includes an informal reception 30 minutes before the start. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Post-Show Forums

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast members. Get the "inside story" on creating a character and putting together a professional production. Post-show forums are scheduled after select Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019