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Playmakers' 2017-18 Season

The Underpants

By Carl Sternheim
Adapted by Steve Martin
Directed by Ladson Poole
September 1-17, 2017
Audition dates: July 16, 17, and 18 at 7-8pm

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the scripts the theater. Director, Ladson Poole, has asked that actors "bring their A-Game!" 

Theobald Maske has an unusual problem…..his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday 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. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce. 

The Cast consists of 4 Men / 2 Women, as follows:

Theo Maske: (30 – 40 yrs.) – A burly muscular fireplug of a man with a buzz cut. A man of his time and his country. 

Louise Maske: (20-30 yrs.) – Very pretty, mid twenties, Theo’s wife. Delightful, charming, and warm. She is an ideal woman of her time.

Gertrude Deuter: (30-40 yrs.) – The neighbor upstairs. A busybody who lives vicariously through Louise.

Frank Versati: (30-50 yrs.) – An elegant gentleman and poet who seeks out Louise.

Benjamin Cohen: (30-40 yrs.) - Sickly, thin, asthmatic.

Klinglehoff: (60-80 yrs.) - An elderly man. An extremely old fashion widower and a prude. 




Playmakers, Inc. Theater is supported in party by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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2017-18 Season
  • The Underpants
  • August: Osage County
  • All the Kings Men
  • The Graduate
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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