Steve Martin's "The Underpants" Comes to Santa Monica


Steve Martin has plenty of talents. Besides being a comedian, television and movie star, did you now he’s an expert banjo player? Steve Martin also apparently has a knack for adapting humorous plays. “The Underpants”, Martin’s version of the 1911 German farcical play “Die hose” by Carl Steinheim, will be at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre May 3-25.


In “The Underpants” Theo and Louise Maske, a middle class German couple, grapple with the repercussions of an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction while at the same time looking for a boarder for one of their empty rooms. Louise tries to downplay the social faux pas while Theo worries that it will ruin his career.


Though the play takes place in early 20th century Germany it features values and a sense of humor we can all relate to. Public embarrassment and being pushed unwillingly into the limelight are hard situations for anyone to cope with regardless of the culture they live in.


“The Underpants” first premiered in 2002 and has been performed all over the country since then. Make sure to catch it at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, during the month of May. William Wilday will direct and producers include Anya Ivanova, Tom Laskey & Brain Raine.


The play is 90 minutes long with no intermission and there will be audience talk back sessions following the performances on Friday May 9th, and Sunday May 18th. You can purchase tickets online. Prices vary but General Admission is $20.00 and Senior/student tickets are $18.00.


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“The Underpants” at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre

Admission: $18/$20

Dates: May 3-25th, Dates and show times vary.

Location: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico BLVD. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Contact Information: Call 310-828-7519 for more information.



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