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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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Visit the Red Lion - an architectural gem, a terrific bar and English style menu, with a decor that will inspire interesting conversation - and if you have trouble hearing, in the Red Lion, you'll actually be able to hear your conversation!
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The weather was Cool and pleasant. I wore Jeans and a nice sweater..
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"The Underpants"
16 ratings
3.9 average rating
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70 events
58 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

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

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

Taking place in 1910 Germany the set had many good details altho the laquer/paint smell was still overwhelming for the sensitive schnoz.
These details should have been done outdoors and brought in after thoroughly dry. Performances were uneven...continued

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69 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

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

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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.