Steve Martin's Stage Comedy The Underpants
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The last date listed for The Underpants was Saturday July 30, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
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- $29.00 - $49.00
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American Blues Theater presents a live radio-style performance of Frank Capra's holiday masterpiece on stage at Greenhouse Theater Center. This has been a holiday tradition in Chicago since 2002, and this year's performance once again features the original director and ensemble that have warmed hearts for many holiday seasons. Complete with live sound effects, an original score and a cast of eight wonderful actors who bring the typical small town of Bedford Falls to life on stage, It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! recreates a 1940s-era radio broadcast of the heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey's Christmas Eve journey through his life history. The production includes holiday carols, live commercials from actual local sponsors, telegrams from the audience read on stage and a "Soldier Spotlight," which honors one serviceman or servicewoman during each performance. After the show, the entire audience is invited to join the cast and crew for milk and cookies. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Paul N
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Very well written. Acting only so/so. Steve Martin is over the top, but the cast and director were too literal. Needed more tom-foolery and absurdity to really get it right.
The downstairs studio has all new seating. Not fancy but much nicer. Good job.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Laugh-out-loud funny.” --New York Times
By Carl Sternheim
Adapted by Steve Martin
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
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.