Steve Martin's Stage Comedy The Underpants
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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All in all it was an amusing performance.
The leading lady acted very naturally and subtly.
Her male partners,especially husband, overplayed heavily and that would have turned
this comedy into a cheep farce had it not been for Jessica Maynard who counterpoised them heroically.
Supporting actress - Calidona Olivares was a great help also.
The play itself is very funny and well build save for the persistent scotological jokes.
The truly beautiful set and costume design was accomplished by Jacob Christofer Green.
What a wonderful artist.
On the whole it is, certainly, worth seeing.
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“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.