American Repertory Theater of WNY Continues Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS Through 4/1
Get your technicolored lederhosen ready for an evening to laugh away those red, white and blues! Continuing toApril 1st is Steve Martin's hilarious THE UNDERPANTS. Directed by Artie Award winning director Jeffrey Coyle (FLOYD COLLINS & BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson), this tale of bloomers, royalty, sausage and German foreplay is guaranteed to make you laugh loudly, try to repressed a laugh that come out as a rambunctious snort, or giggle like a like schoolgirl. Tickets are $20 GA, $15 Students & Military Veterans. Thursday features a $10 GA ticket price throughout the run.
The premise of THE UNDERPANTS is simple; Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. OneSunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own.
The original work DIE HOSE, penned by German playwright Carl Sternheim, takes a strong look at the snobbish and repressive mindset of the bourgeois in 1910 Germany. The piece was so poignant that later in his career this work and much of Sternheim's works were banned by the Nazis due to to disruptive comic reflection of German culture and society. Under Steve Martins contemporary comedic insight, he adds the right amount of his trademark hilarity to this farcical tale. As seen in the ART/WNY production of Martins PICASSO AT LAPINE AGILE, THE UNDERPANTS certainly will see a fair-share of the humor and comedic timing that is classic Steve Martin.
David C Mitchell will return to ART/WNY as the stodgy 'Theobald Maske' who is trying to overcome the public scandal of his wifes, 'Louise' (portrayed by the talented and ART/WNY alumni Candice Kogut), inability to keep her undergarments unexposed when the King passes by. THE UNDERPANTS also features an assortment of characters including the enamored team of 'Frank Versati' played by Ben Caldwell (last seen in AMERICAN IDIOT), and 'Benjamin Cohen', played by Rich Kraemer (last seen in BBAJ). Pamela Rose Mangus (ART/WNY productions include FLOYD COLLINS) will also make her return to the ART stage as the upstairs neighbor 'Gertrude Deuter' and rounding off the cast as 'Klinglehoff' is the multi-talented, Michael Starzynski.
This exhibitionist romp continues to April 1st at 330 Amherst Street. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for military veterans and students. There is a Thursday evening $10 GA for all throughout the run of the show. Visit www.artofwny.org for ticket details and information of Subscribers Night.
March 16th, 17th, 18th
March 23rd, 24th, 25th
March 30th, 31st, April 1st
$15 Students/Military Veterans
$10 Thursday Nights
Online tickets purchases visit http://underpantsatart.brownpapertickets.com/