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137 Star Starred
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Paul Neiweem

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...continued

reviewed Jul 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from j

Funny play. I would like more sparkle in the actors eyes, but my husband and most of the audience loved it.

reviewed Jun 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marksman

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...continued

reviewed Jun 23 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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