Adapted by Steve Martin
From the original by Carl Sternheim
May 3 – May 25, 2014
Directed by William Wilday
Produced by Anya Ivanova, Tom Laskey & Brain Raine
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 Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s panties 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 Maske 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.
Audience Talk-Backs immediately following the performances on Friday, May 9th and Sunday, May 18th.